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Jordan's king: Israel annexing settlements would be disaster

AP , Tuesday 17 Sep 2019
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Jordan's King Abdullah II says if Israel goes ahead with the idea of annexing all the settlements in the West Bank it would be a ``disaster'' for attempts to find any two-state solution with the Palestinians.
 
Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, Abdullah said he was ``extremely concerned'' about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to annex all the West Bank settlements.
 
He says it will ``directly impact'' the relationship between Israel and Jordan, and Israel and Egypt, and that ``these types of statements are... a disaster to any attempt to move forward to the two-state solution.''
 
Merkel agreed, calling Netanyahu's vow ``unhelpful.''
 
Abdullah added that ``we're looking on this with tremendous concern.''
 
Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war.
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