MK Danny Danon (Likud) is preparing bills to annex Judea and Samaria and repeal Oslo should the UN unilaterally declare a PA state in September.
“We’ll have to protect ourselves,” Danon said. “I’m going to suggest to my government to extend our sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and over the highly populated blocs we have in Judea and Samaria, just to start with.”
Danon said the proper response to a unilateral declaration of PA statehood would be annexing all of Area C, which includes all Jewish settlements and empty land in Judea and Samaria. Danon encouraged Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to follow the example of Levi Eshkol, who annexed eastern Jerusalem, and Menachem Begin, who annexed the Golan Heights.
“A Palestinian declaration of statehood would officially bury the Oslo Accords, which state that final borders will be decided via negotiations and that unilateral actions constitute violation of the accords,” Danon said of his second bill. “The Palestinians declaring a state would free us of all the diplomatic, security, and economic commitments we made in the Oslo Accords.”
The idea Danon is pursuing was raised by National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau at an Israel Beiteinu (Israel Our Home) convention in Jerusalem two weeks ago and has attracted attention from the international media. CNN approached Landau to discuss the idea on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has remained staunchly ambiguous on how he intends to respond to the PA's bid for a UN declaration of statehood. He has, however, maintained, should the PA pursue unilateral moves, that Israel has its own unilateral options.