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Netanyahu: Palestinians living in Jordan Valley won’t get Israeli citizenship

Long-serving Israeli prime minister makes remarks amid plans to annex large parts of the West Bank

Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference announcing the planned annexation, in September 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference announcing the planned annexation, in September 2019

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley will remain in what he described as an “enclave” after Israel annexes the territory and will not be granted Israeli citizenship.

Mr Netanyahu has vowed to press ahead with plans to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, in line with President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan.

That process that could begin as early as July 1.

The annexation of the Jordan Valley and the far-flung settlements would make it virtually impossible to create a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel.

That proposed solution is still widely seen as the only way to resolve the decades-old conflict.

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