Netanyahu reiterates his pledge to annex Jordan Valley

Sep 15,2019

The cabinet meeting was held for the first time in Jordan Valley to reiterate Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied area.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated during the weekly cabinet meeting, held on Sunday, his pledge to annex Jordan Valley if he was re-elected.

“We will impose Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea area once the new government is formed in the next Knesset,” said Netanyahu.

He added that he had already instructed his director-general to put together a team to create a plan for sovereignty application.

After the agreement by the cabinet to annex Jordan Valley, the cabinet immediately approved building the illegal settlement outpost of Mevo'ot Yeriho in the occupied Palestinian area.

Netanyahu, who held the cabinet meeting in Jordan Valley, said that imposing Israeli sovereignty over all settlements in the West Bank and other areas that are essential for Israel’s security and heritage.

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