Binyamin Region Official Calls to Annex Judea, Samaria
The deputy chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, Motti Yogev, has called on the government to annex Judea and Samaria.
Yogev issued the statement in response to recent threats by Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas who said he was seriously considering canceling the Oslo Accords.
The threat would abrogate every agreement ever made with the Ramallah-based PA government – which the document was responsible for creating in the first place. It has been echoed by a number of other PA Arab leaders, including Saeb Erekat, lead negotiator for the entity and a top official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, the PA's umbrella organization.
PLO officials in Ramallah said this week the Oslo Accords either need to be canceled, or at least modified. Abbas, meanwhile, has said he plans to deliver a speech before the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, asking the international body to recognize the PA as a “nonmember state.”
Yogev said in a statement Thursday that should PA leaders decide to make good on their threat, Israel's response should be to annex Judea and Samaria – including those areas that were apportioned to the PA via the Oslo Accords – and apply Israeli sovereignty across the entire region once and for all.