Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

Netanyahu: No settler will be uprooted while I’m PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on October 4, 2018 [Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on 4 October 2018 [Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday promised that he would never evict illegal settlers from the occupied Palestinian territories as long as he is in office, local media reported.

Speaking at an inaugural ceremony for an interchange outside the illegal settlement of Adam, which is located in the centre of the occupied West Bank, Netanyahu said: “Our enemies want to uproot us from here, but… as long as I am the prime minister of Israel, not a single Jew will be uprooted from his home.”

He pledged to build more and more settlements and settlement units. “Not only will Jews not be uprooted from their homes, but we will build and add to them,” he said.

Netanyahu said that Israel would prove that the desire of anyone to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories “will be met by an impenetrable wall. That is why we are here today.”

READ: Israeli settlers destroy 32 vehicles in the Arab city of Kafr Qasim, northern Israel

He also pledged to continue connecting the illegal settlement communities in the occupied territories to Israel through various construction projects.

“We are not stopping here,” he said. “We will complete the construction of bypass roads, widening lanes, improving infrastructures. There are two aspects here: transportation and security combined.”

Categories
IsraelIsraeli ElectionsMiddle EastNewsPalestine