Netanyahu vows permanent security control of West Bank
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.