Thursday, March 10, 2011
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel would refuse to withdraw its forces from major areas of the future Palestinian state.
Describing the Jordan Valley as “Israel's line of defense,” Netanyahu said Tuesday that the military would remain in the Valley -- home to some 47,000 Palestinians, the Associated Press reported.
In 1967, Tel Aviv occupied and later annexed Palestinian lands in the West Bank, which hosts the greater part of the valley, as well as East al-Quds (Jerusalem), the promised capital of the future state.
The international community, however, has refused to recognize either move.'
Posted by DotConnector at 07:28