Ne­tanyahu vows per­ma­nent se­cu­rity con­trol of West Bank

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JERUSALEM | Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu said Mon­day that Is­rael will main­tain se­cu­rity con­trol over all of the West Bank, with or with­out a peace agree­ment with the Pales­tini­ans.

Speak­ing at a cer­e­mony mark­ing the 50th an­niver­sary of the 1967 Mideast war, when Is­rael cap­tured the West Bank, Mr. Ne­tanyahu said Is­rael seeks “true peace” with its neigh­bors but all has to en­sure its own se­cu­rity. Is­rael de­feated Egypt, Syria and Jor­dan in six days of fight­ing in June 1967, cap­tur­ing the West Bank and east Jerusalem from Jor­dan, the Gaza Strip and Si­nai Penin­sula from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria.

The Pales­tini­ans seek a fu­ture state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with east Jerusalem as its cap­i­tal.


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