Israel plans to annex part of the West Bank

Bold territorial claim could derail hopes for a Palestinian state

Recently, Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel may soon take steps to annex up to 30 percent of the West Bank. This disputed area has been the source of tension between Israel and Palestine for decades. It’s also home to sites sacred to Christianity, including the city of Bethlehem.

Around 400,000 Israeli settlers already live i…

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