Plans to annex a large settlement on the West Bank are to be proposed after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, an Israeli minister said. The move would be the first time Israel has annexed part of the Palestinian territory. “It does not violate international law because that would suggest that we occupy a state. We don’t. There was never a Palestinian state,” Minister of Education and leader of the Jewish Home Party Naftali Bennett told The Washington Post. Bennett said

he would put a vote to parliament after Trump’s inauguration to annex the settlement Ma’ale Adumim. The annexation is the first part of Bennett’s plans to bring full Israeli law to an area designated Area C under the Oslo Accords with a population of 500,000 Israelis and 70,000 to 100,000 Palestinians. “They would represent a 1 percent addition to Israel’s population, which is negligible,” Bennett said.  READ MORE