Israeli minister calls for annexing West Bank in retaliation to reconciliation

[ 02/05/2011 – 08:45 AM ]

NAZARETH, (PIC)– Israeli information minister Yuli Edelstein has called for annexing the West Bank to Israel in reprisal to the Palestinian national reconciliation announcement.

Edelstein told the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting on Sunday that the step should be taken to respond to the Fatah-Hamas agreement.

Israel has displayed absolute dismay at the news of the reconciliation and decided to impose a set of penal measures against the Palestinian Authority in retaliation.



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