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Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Transfer ‘Even One Meter of Land’ to Palestinian Authority

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the cabinet meeting at the knesset on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Photo by Flash 90  *** Local Caption ***  ????? ????? ????? ????? ????????  ??? ?????? ??????? ?????? ????

– Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday that Israel will not hand over territory to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Speaking to a meeting of Likud party ministers, the prime minister denied recent reports suggesting that the government planned to transfer 10,000 dunams (2,500 acres) of land over to PA control as a confidence-building measure.

“There will not be any transfer of land,” Netanyahu said. “Not 40,000 dunams, not 10,000, and not even one [square] meter.”

Israeli Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis also denied the recent reports.

“After the delusional idea of transferring


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