Monday, 1 January, Palestinian authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the «racist decision» centre party «Likud», «calling for the annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories and to expand construction in illegal settlements». The statement of the Chairman of the PA was published by news Agency WAFA.
According to Abbas, the decision of the centre of the «Likud» — «this is a flagrant aggression against the Palestinian people, their lands and Holy places». Abbas added that «Israel would not have taken this decision without absolute support from the American administration.»
Sunday, December 31, the meeting of the center of the Likud party unanimously supported the annexation of Judea and Samaria, and voted that the Likud should adopt appropriate policy.
The decision of the centre Likud is not binding and is Advisory in nature.