Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-elected

Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank's Jordan Valley if re-electedIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a deeply controversial pledge Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in September 17 polls. Palestinians immediately reacted by saying Netanyahu was destroying any prospects for peace, while his electoral opponents accused him of a cynical play for right-wing nationalist votes with polls only a week away. The United Nations said such a move would have no “international legal impact”, while Turkey condemned it as “racist”.



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