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  Tevet 24, 5778 , 11/01/18

Report: Netanyahu offered Palestinians Sinai terrritory

The Haaretz newspaper reports that four former senior members of the US administration claim that Prime Minister Netanyahu suggested in 2014 a diplomatic plan to the Obama administration in which Israel would annex the central blocs of communities in Judea and Samaria while the Palestinians would receive in return territories in Northern Sinai adjacent to Gaza.

Netanyahu reportedly told former US president Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Kerry that he felt Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi would have agreed to this plan. However US officials contacted the Egyptians who expressed their opposition to the plan.

The Prime Minister's office responded that "the information is incorrect."

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