JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he needs to call a brand new settlement within the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White Home’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.
Netanyahu was touring the Golan Heights on Tuesday and stated there was a “want to precise our appreciation” to the president. He says he’ll advance “a decision calling for a brand new group on the Golan Heights named after President Donald J. Trump.”
Final month Trump formally acknowledged Israeli sovereignty over the territory it captured from Syria within the 1967 Mideast Warfare.
Israel annexed the mountain plateau in 1981, a transfer unrecognized by a lot of the worldwide group. An estimated 20,000 Israelis reside in Golan Heights settlements, which a lot of the worldwide group considers unlawful.