Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he could annex the Jordan Valley and other parts of the occupied West Bank "in coordination" with the US – a move that risks destroying the fragile status quo in the volatile region.  "This is a historic opportunity to apply sovereignty to communities in Judea and Samaria," he told reporters in Jerusalem on Tuesday, citing the West Bank.
"I want a mandate to apply Jewish sovereignty to all communities, and I plan to do so in coordination with the United States," he said, adding that the United States would present its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan a few days after the election.
If I choose, I will hold Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the North Dead Sea. It will be the first step if I choose, "he said.
His announcement was an obvious attempt to attract the right-hand man before Israel heads to the ballot unprecedented. Re-election next week.
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This is not the first time he has sworn annex parts of the region – before the previous April elections, he promised to annex Israeli settlements on the West Bank and
Israel seized the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war with its Arab neighbors, and most of the international community found the Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law. and an obstacle to resolving the conflict in two countries.
Today, the West Bank is home to nearly 3 million Palestinians and more than 400,000 Israelis. according to data collected by Peace Now, an Israeli organization advocating for a two-state solution. According to Israelis, Israelis live in about 132 government-created settlements and about 113 outposts that have been established without government approval.