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Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank - Metro US

Netanyahu repeats pledge to annex Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a cornerstone-laying ceremony for Mobileye's center in Jerusalem August 27, 2019. Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he intends to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, but again gave no timeframe in repeating an election promise he made five months ago.

“With God’s help we will extend Jewish sovereignty to all the settlements as part of the Land of Israel, as part of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said in a speech in the West Bank settlement of Elkana, where he attended a ceremony opening the school year.

(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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