PM: We’ll hold West Bank for ‘foreseeable future’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that while he doesn’t want to bring about a single-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, Israel would have to maintain control of the West Bank in “the foreseeable future” in order to ensure security, according to Haaretz.

“These days, there is talk about what would happen if this or that person would have remained. It’s irrelevant; there are movements here of religion and Islam that have nothing to do with us,” Netanyahu says at a meeting of the Knesset’s powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, according to the report.

Netanyahu tells opposition Knesset members that there is no “magic wand” to resolve the conflict and that Israel will “forever live by the sword,” the report says.

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