Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is negotiating with the United States on the West Bank’s sovereignty over the West Bank, local media reported on Monday. A few hours later, the White House refuted Israeli press information.
Netanyahu announced the talks on this issue at the faction of the governor of the right-wing Likud party, after having postponed the submission of one of its representatives in the Israeli parliament in the House on Sunday after a week. The head of government also stressed that it is governed by two principles. On the one hand, it is the best way to coordinate the move with the United States, because – as it is said – “the relationship with them is a strategic value”. On the other hand, the bill is not a personal but a government initiative, because Netanyahu says it is a “historical step”. Previously, Joy Kis, the representative of Likud, asked for a personal motion to extend Israel’s rule and authority to the West Bank. Likud party headquarters voted last year at the end of the year to endorse the party’s commitment to extending Israeli laws to the West Bank. US President Donald Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December last year, which caused enormous indignation in the Muslim world and Palestinians have never considered the United States as a negotiator. Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 war, which had been placed under military administration for a time and then partly under civil control but remained invaded. In the 1993 Oslo Agreement, the Palestinian Authority received municipal rights in a part of the zone. Josh Raffel, a spokesman for the White House, denied and denied the information published in the Israeli press. “The United States and Israel have never questioned the proposal, the president is still clearly focusing on the Israel-Palestinian peace initiative,” the spokesman said.
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