On Friday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a television interview told the US President Donald Trump that Israel would not move “even one person” from a settlement as part of a future peace plan.
“I said there shouldn’t be the removal of even one settlement” from the occupied West Bank, Netanyahu told the sources. It is likely to say that Washington may unveil proposals for Israeli-Palestinian peace sometime after Tuesday’s Israeli election.
Netanyahu was familiar with the details of the US plan, replying he knew “what should be in it.” Along with settlements, “our ongoing control of all the territory west of the Jordan” River was a further condition set by the Israeli premier for any US-led peace initiative. Netanyahu said he informed Trump not “even one person” would be evicted from a settlement and if such a measure is tabled, Israel would pull out the plan of Washington.”I will apply (Israeli) sovereignty, but I don’t distinguish between settlement blocs and isolated settlements,” he said. During the 1967 Six-Day war Israel had occupied a land and the ongoing construction on the land has been considered as illegal by the international community. It may also create a barrier to peace.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas snatched ties with Washington after Trump in December 2017 declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The peace efforts of Israeli-Palestinian have been at a standstill since 2014.