Israeli lawmakers introduce legislation to annex occupied land

May 28, 2014 6:02 PM

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Israeli lawmakers introduce legislation to annex occupied land

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Right-wing Israeli lawmakers are calling on the government to annex about 90 Jewish settlements built on occupied West Bank land, with one of them saying it was retaliation for the collapse of peace talks with the Palestinians a month ago.

While Israel has built dozens of enclaves since capturing the land in a 1967 war, it has not applied its law to the territory other than near East Jerusalem, which it annexed as part of its capital in a move never recognised internationally.

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