At the faction meeting of Likud, Benjamin Netanyahu, referring to the law Of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, mentioned that he is discussing with the White house the possibility of extending the Israeli sovereignty over the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
These words not only angered the Palestinian politicians and Israeli opposition, but also the White house.
Sources in Ramallah say that the attempt of annexation of territories in Judea and Samaria, is «theft», which is committed with knowledge of the United States.
The head of the parliamentary opposition Isaac Herzog warned that Netanyahu is playing with fire. According to Duke, there can be no annexation, and it cannot be allowed.
The press service of the White house stated that reports that the US has discussed with Israel the annexation of the West Bank is untrue.
The press service of the office of the Prime Minister of Israel, issued a statement which said: «Israel has informed US about the various proposals being discussed in the Knesset. The United States expressed a clear position in relation to their intentions to promote the peace initiative of the President of trump».
A senior government source said that Netanyahu adheres to the following position: if the Palestinians continue to refuse peace talks, Israel will present its own alternative peace initiative.