Israeli Prime Minister Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

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The Israeli Prime Minister has once again confirmed that he is going to honor his commitment to build a new settlement in the West Bank.

Israeli Prime Minister Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: Getty Images)

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his promise to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Reuters news agency reported. The remark was made just before a meeting with US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt. The promised settlement would become the first built in the West Bank since 1999.

“To the settlers of Amona, I repeat, I gave you a commitment to build a new settlement and I will honor my commitment,” Netanyahu said.

The Israeli leader also expressed his hope that Tel Aviv and Washington will be able to reach an agreement on future Israeli settlements on the land that Palestinians want for a state.

“We are in talks with the White House and our intention is to reach an agreed policy for building in settlements which is agreeable to us, not only to the Americans,” Netanyahu said.

The Amona settlement was built in 1995 without any government authorization. Last month, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that 40 homes that made up the settlement must be removed, as they are located on privately owned Palestinian land. Amona was razed.

Far-right coalition partners put pressure on Netanyahu in order to make him to fulfill the promise, given to Amona’s residents. However, Trump asked the Israeli Prime Minister to “hold back on settlements for a little bit” during a meeting in Washington.

About 2.8 million of Palestinians and 385,000 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank, while other 200,000 of Israelis inhabit in East Jerusalem.

Israel and the Palestinians suspended their peace talks, in which settlements were one of the most heated issues, in 2014. The Palestinians believe that they should own the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip for their own state.

At the same time, most countries of the international community consider the fact of building Israeli settlements on lands, captured during the 1967 Middle East war, as illegal. Israel does not agree and makes reference to historical and political links to the land, as well as to the country’s security interests.

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  • Artimus Gray

    Embargo Israel!

  • Thegr8rambino

    Someone should bulldoze him and build Palestinian settlements over him lmao

    • Daniel Castro

      I know russians are gentlemen… but isn’t it about time to take down one by one such bastards like this guy, McCanine, Soros? People would applaud them!

      • Thegr8rambino

        Yes all of them and the sooner the better!!!! Haha

      • Real Anti-Racist Action

        My gosh, the world would idolize Russians if they did this. All of the sudden people across the globe would start picking up Russian as a second language, planning their next vacation to Russia, and buying books about Russia culture. All Russia would have to do is liquidate a small list of Neo-Coen nuts lol.
        John McCain
        Sheldon Adelson
        Paul Ryan
        Chuck Schumer
        Benjamin Netanyahu
        Prince Philip
        Prince Harry
        Hillary Clinton
        Sumner Redstone
        Michael Eisner

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Jews built illegal settlements in Russia, Europe, North America, South America, Central America, and Africa to. All Jew settlements outside of the Middle East are illegal settlements.
    Inside of the ME, they are with their cousins, their own family. Arabs and Hebrews are all descendants of Shem. They are all Shemitic tribes, who do not belong invading either Hamites nor Japethites tribal home lands. Abraham is their father, and they should all live under their fathers tents, and no longer dwell in the tents of other tribes.