Israel seized the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967

Israel seized the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the international community. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, while Israel views the entire city as its capital. Some 400,000 Israeli settlers now live in the West Bank, with another 200,000 in east Jerusalem. In comparison, about 2.9 million Palestinians live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Netanyahu currently heads what is seen as the most right-wing government in Israeli history and faces strong pressure from the settlement movement to expand construction. … Continue reading Israel seized the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967