Call to annex Pales­tine

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

SEV­ERAL far-right mem­bers of the Is­raeli par­lia­ment, or Knes­set, have called for the per­ma­nent an­nex­a­tion of Is­raeli-oc­cu­pied ter­ri­tory.

Their call came on Wed­nes­day as Is­rael marked the 50-year an­niver­sary of the 1967 Six Day War, on Mon­day, which united East and West Jerusalem and saw the Jewish state oc­cupy the West Bank, Gaza, the Egyp­tian Si­nai and the Syr­ian Golan Heights.

Since Mon­day, Pales­tini­ans have been com­mem­o­rat­ing what they call the Naksa, mean­ing “set­back” in Ara­bic which saw 300 000 Pales­tini­ans, as well as thou­sands of Syr­i­ans, dis­placed from their homes.

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