The Yesha Council umbrella group of settler leaders announced on Tuesday that it would oppose President Donald Trump’s peace plan, hours before the White House was slated to unveil its details.
“We are very troubled,” said Yesha Council leader and Jordan Valley Regional Council Chairman David Elhayani in a statement after meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with someone he referred to as a senior US official.
“We cannot accept a plan that would include the establishment of a Palestinian state, which would pose a threat to the State of Israel,” he said.
“We will also not allow for the establishment of a Palestinian state, even if that means giving up on enacting sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley [for now],” Elhayani added, acknowledging that the White House peace plan would allow for Israel to annex parts of the West Bank.
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