With the clock ticking down to the anticipated unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood, a senior Likud minister joined calls over the weekend to annex the West Bank in response to any unilateral Palestinian steps.
On Saturday night Channel 2 television released an audio recording of a Thursday meeting of the Likud's young adult forum, during which Welfare and Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon said that he supported such a move.
"If they take steps, we will take steps – I think that we need to immediately annex all of the territories on that same day," Kahlon said, and was greeted by applause by his audience. "You declared statehood? No problem, We will also declare – as children say: "you started it!"