US ambassador does not rule out Israeli annexation in West Bank | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US ambassador does not rule out Israeli annexation in West Bank

The US ambassador to Israel did not rule out an Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians seek for a state, in an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in the run-up to an April election that he plans to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank, a move bound to trigger widespread international condemnation and complicate peace efforts.

A Reuters report of the interview said that US Ambassador David Friedman had declined to say how Washington would respond to annexation, but remarked:

We really don’t have a view until we understand how much, on what terms, why does it make sense, why is it good for Israel, why is it good for the region, why does it not create more problems than it solves.

These are all things that we’d want to understand, and I don’t want to prejudge…

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