One-upping Gantz, Netanyahu says he’ll apply sovereignty to all settlements

Prime Minister Netanyahu repeats his campaign promise to apply Israeli sovereignty over all West Bank settlements, shortly after his Blue and White rival Benny Gantz vowed to extend sovereignty over the Jordan Valley following the March 2 elections.

“As I’ve promised, no settlement in Judea and Samaria will be uprooted and we’ll apply Israeli sovereignty over all settlements. This our next step, not just the blocs,” Netanyahu says, using the Biblical term for the West Bank.

He adds: “We’ll ensure settlement in the heart of the Land of Israel together with the American administration.”

Netanyahu makes the comments in a meeting with settlers from the Binyamin region of the West Bank.

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