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Washington dismisses idea of US-Israel settlement annexation
February 13, 2018

The United States has dismissed reports that Washington has discussed possibility of Israel's annexing Jewish settlements in occupied West Bank.

The White House Spokesman Josh Raffel in a statement said the United States and Israel have never discussed such a proposal and the president’s focus remains squarely on his Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Nabil Abu Rdainah said any annexation would “destroy all efforts to try and save the peace process”.