Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 months ago

why hasn't israel annexed the west bank and incorporate it into its territory?

israel continues building settlements in this area so its very clear it wants all of the west bank for itself.

What I dont understand why it hasn't annexed the entirety of the west bank already.

anyone know?

8 Answers

  • 7 months ago
    Best Answer

    The current "borders" of Israel are not too dissimilar to the mandated state -- described as the territory for a Jewish homeland -- defined by the League of Nations in 1922 .This territory ,though defined as the Jewish homeland ,stated that both Jews and Arabs would continue to inhabit the territory on an equal rights basis .

    Those borders are possible the last "legally" defined borders that were made for the "Jewish homeland"

    All border changes since then , whether "agreed" to or not by the UN or A N Other ,simply have less legal validity -- and hence the continuing complexity of the problem .

  • 7 months ago

    for all practical purposes it already has. BTW do you know some lunatics in Israel talk about a "Greater Israel"

    which will encompass Jordan, Lebanon and parts of Syria.

  • Stuart
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    The facts of the attack as known are presented at a Web site I created at Briefly, on April 9, 1948, the dissident Jewish Irgun and Lehi underground groups attacked the village of Deir Yassin, at the entrance to Jerusalem, though the village had had a defense pact with the Jewish agency. In the attack, four of the attackers and over a hundred villagers were killed, many of them women and children. According to an affidavit provided by an Irgun commander, about 80 prisoners were shot. A number of witnesses, Jewish and Arab, reported independently that a group of about 15 persons were taken to a quarry and shot. Me'ir Pail, a Palmach (Zionist underground) officer who spied on the attack, and two or three additional witnesses, reported women children and old men shot at close range. The Zionist executive apologized for this attack, which was done by forces not under its control. The Palestinians subsequently exacted revenge by killing about 80 Jews in a convoy to Hadassah hospital, and another 50 who had surrendered at Gush Etzion

  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    That would turn the Arabs living there into Israeli citizens.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It all belongs to the Jewish people anyway. The Bible says so.

    • 7 months agoReport

      I wasn't aware that the bible was based on scientific fact.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It will easily annex if not for 1.8 million Arabs living there.

    Providing citizenship to 1.8 million Arabs will cause demographic change to Israel.

    It is all about maintaining Jewish majority.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Eh they have, that's kinda the problem, it does not belong to them

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    there are 1.8 million arabs living in the west bank.

    if the israel government did take such an action it would have to choose between being a jewish or democratic state. not both.

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