11/16/2009
Reported

News Briefs

  Cheshvan 29, 5770 , 16/11/09

‘If PA Declares State, Israel Will Annex Settlements'

A government minister publicly advised the Palestinian Authority Monday that if it unilaterally declares a new Arab state, Israel may annex parts of Judea and Samaria. Unlike eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria remain under military rule, although all Jewish residents have the same basic rights as other Israelis.

"If the Palestinians take such a unilateral line, Israel should also consider ... passing a law to annex some of the settlements," Environment Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) said on Voice of Israel government radio.
Other archived news briefs:Nov 16 2009, 02:51 PM, 11/16/2009