Netanyahu insists Israel retain Jordan valley military control

Guterres says ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would open doors to cooperation and security.

"They are a message to the U.S. administration and to the worldwide community that Israel is not ready to reach peace based on global law and resolutions", Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina wrote in a statement.

The UN chief expressed his concerns regarding the prospects for regional peace in the Middle East in a statement released Monday, as Israel marks 50 years since it won the Six Day War in which it reunited Jerusalem.

On this fiftieth year of the occupation, we at Americans for Peace Now are committing to redouble our efforts to demonstrate that the conflict absolutely can be resolved, that it must be resolved, and that reaching and implementing a negotiated political agreement to settle the conflict is a principal responsibility of Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and of worldwide stakeholders, led by the United States.

"The worldwide community's non-recognition of the Israel's occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, proves that the Palestinian cause is firm and that the Palestinian people will not be defeated".

In April, the Palestinian Authority said it would no longer fund electricity that Israel supplies to the Gaza Strip and it has slashed the salaries of its 60,000 civil servants in Gaza - but not the West Bank - by 30 percent, offering no explanation other than a lack of foreign aid money.

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Coast Guard would conduct its own inquiry, he said, and the Navy would cooperate with inquiries by the Japanese authorities. Two other sailors were also also taken by helicopter to hospital for what the 7th Fleet said were "lacerations and bruises".

The remainder is under varying degrees of limited Palestinian autonomy.

"For that reason, in any agreement, and even without an agreement, we will maintain security control over the entire territory west of the Jordan River", he said.

At Monday's event, Netanyahu said, "We seek peace with our neighbors, a real peace, a peace that will last for generations".

"Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised on Tuesday to continue building settlements in the West Bank and called himself the first prime minister in decades, who will promote building a new Jewish settlement there".

"The Palestinian delegation was then able to clarify the situation", he added.

Almost 400,000 Palestinians were added to the hundreds of thousands of refugees displaced in 1948 and their homes and villages were razed to the ground by the Israelis.

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