Israeli minister calls Green Line fictitious, urges annexation

Israeli Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu
Israeli Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu. (Photo: Twitter)
JERUSALEM Israeli Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party urged the Israeli government on Wednesday to annex the West Bank, calling the Green Line that separates Israel from the occupied Palestinian territories territory “fictitious.”اضافة اعلان

“I don’t really think there is a Green Line. It’s a fictitious line. This is our homeland. This is where the Jewish people arose. The attitude of the State of Israel that there are two states here is a mistake. We should impose sovereignty on Judea and Samaria,” he told Army Radio, using the biblical name for the West Bank.

“We should advance this as quickly as possible, as smartly as possible. We should begin to say this everywhere, to create international recognition that this place is ours. In Judea and Samaria, everyone understands that our roots and history are there, and therefore, I think that the entire Green Line is just an abnormality. There is a distorted reality that we need to erase,” Times of Israel reported.

The Green Line demarcated the border between Israel and its neighbors under the 1949 Armistice Agreements that ended the war.

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