Yet another provocation on part of the Israeli government that the intelligence minister Yisrael Katz proposed five settlements into the Jerusalem municipality on Monday besides of removing around 1,00,000 Palestinians from the census.
Yisrael Katz who tried to corroborate his arguments by saying that the residents of the settlements in the Israeli is occupied by the West Bank and would be able to vote in Jerusalem municipal elections. However, the settlements would not be under full Israeli sovereignty.
The status of Jerusalem for most of the world, is still to be negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians. Although the Israeli government considers the city as its un divided capital but some of the settlements are deep in the West Bank, which is more than 10 kilometres from Jerusalem.
Katz told reporters that Those town and settlements, Gush Etzion, Maale Adumim, Beitar Illit , Givat Zeev and Efrat will now become part of Jerusalem but without changing their status and putting the Israeli sovereignty.
Katz said that around 1,00,000 people living in Palestinian outside the Israeli wall city would be removed from the census with a new municipality built for them. This move will make Jerusalem’s official demographic balance.
All West Bank settlements occupied are considered as illegal under international law. In formal annexation of land seized during war most of the israeli politicians think that the largest settlement blocks in the West Bank will become part of Israel in peace deal.
Katz, the member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightwing Likud party said, ” I’m a hawk but a clever hawk and humanitarian hawk”. He said that the bill would be discussed by the cabinet but yet it did not have the full support of Netanyahu. Unilaterally, the Jewish Home party has proposed annexing Maale Adumim on the outskirts of Jerusalem in Israel that would draw firm denunciation from the international section.