Ministers threaten annexation of West Bank settlement blocs

Ministers threaten annex

Following the Palestinian Authority's threat to unilaterally declare statehood, senior ministers in Jerusalem were warning Monday morning of an Israeli annexation of West Bank settlement blocs. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau proposed legislation for such an annexation. "I think they have chutzpah," exclaimed Landau. "We are being witness to a series of Palestinian initiatives in different fields and this is just one of them. This initiative is hostile and will diminish the existing chances for any negotiations." "We must be clear and say that if they are going in that direction, a unilateral declaration must be followed by a declaration of our own and imposing Israeli sovereignty over all Area C," added the national infrastructures minister.