Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that secret discussions were continuing with the US administration on his plan to annex parts of the West Bank to Israeli sovereignty, while the Palestinian side renewed its categorical rejection of the process.
Today, Tuesday, in Tel Aviv, discussions will be held by Avi Berkowitz, the US President’s advisor for the Middle East peace process, with Israeli officials.
The talks aimed to formulate a common position on the annexation plan, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set the first of July as the date for its implementation, that is, tomorrow, Wednesday.
"I urge the Palestinians not to miss another opportunity and not to waste another century in attempts to exterminate Israel, and to accept President Trump's plan and vision for peace and sit with us to negotiate on its basis," Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu's plan requires the beginning of a scientific annexation tomorrow, Wednesday, but Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that this date is not sacred.
For their part, the Palestinians renewed their rejection of any deduction from the lands of their state, and Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh stressed "the rejection of any form of nibbling the Palestinian territories, whether it is a small or a large annexation."
The Israeli-American position ranges between the possibility of postponing the date of annexation to next September in order to serve Trump electively, and the gradual annexation of major settlement blocs or settlements in the cover of Jerusalem, and postponing the annexation of the Palestinian Jordan Valley to a later date.