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Merkel told Netanyahu to consider two-state solution to solve Israel-Palestine conflict

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Middle East | April 16, 2019 2:11:42 PM IST
There is a need for a two-state solution to resolve the Israel- Palestinian conflict, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.

According to The Times of Israel, Merkel in a telephonic conversation with Netanyahu, congratulated him on his recent win in the election and apprised him with the relevance of a two-state solution, which she said should be the goal of his international efforts.

She also invited Netanyahu to visit Berlin.

Merkel's remarks appear to be in stark contrast with the Israel Prime Minister's intention as Netanyahu had earlier vowed to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins the elections.

"I am going to apply Israeli sovereignty, but I do not distinguish between settlement blocs and isolated settlements. From my perspective, each of those settlement points is Israeli. We have the responsibility [for them] as the government of Israel. I do not uproot any, and I will not transfer them to the sovereignty of the Palestinians. I take care of them all," Times of Israel quoted Netanyahu as saying.

West Bank is a disputed territory, with Israel and Palestinians equally claiming it. Over 400,000 Jews live in West Bank settlements. Another 200,000-plus live in East Jerusalem neighbourhoods annexed by Israel after the 1967 war. (ANI)

 
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