Tuesday 19th of November 2019

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex part of the occupied West Bank if he is returned to office next week.

He would apply "Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea", a policy certain to be backed by the right-wing parties whose support he would need for a coalition.

Palestinian diplomat Saeb Erekat said such annexation moves would "bury any chance of peace".

Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967 but stopped short of annexation. 

Mr Netanyahu, who leads the right-wing Likud party, is campaigning ahead of general elections next Tuesday. Polls suggest Likud is neck-and-neck with the opposition centrist Blue and White party and may struggle to form a governing coalition.

Palestinians claim the whole of the West Bank for a future independent state. Mr Netanyahu has previously insisted that Israel would always retain a presence in the Jordan Valley for security purposes.


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was evacuated during a speech due to air-raid sirens, moments after announcing a plan to annex Jordan Valley in the West Bank if he is re-elected.

Key points:
  • Arab League ministers says an annexation would undermine the progress of a peace deal
  • The Palestinian President says all agreements would end if the plan goes ahead
  • Mr Netanyahu is seeking to be re-elected on September 17


Bodyguards rushed Mr Netanyahu off the stage at an election campaign rally in southern Israel on Tuesday (local time) after sirens sounded warning of a rocket attack.

Two rockets were fired from Gaza towards the Israeli port cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod, but were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, according to a tweet by the Israel Defence Forces.

Mr Netanyahu was unhurt and was able to continue his speech several minutes later. However, the incident added fuel to accusations by political opponents that he has not done enough to halt frequent cross-border rocket strikes against southern Israel.

The attack was launched shortly after Mr Netanyahu announced his intention to annex Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins in the September 17 national election.


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