"All the settlements – blocs and not blocs – must remain under Israeli sovereignty," Netanyahu told Channel 13 News.
Asked whether he expects Trump to recognize the West Bank as being under Israeli sovereignty, as he did with the Golan Heights, Netanyahu said: "Wait until the next term."
In an interview published in the Yisrael Hayom daily on Friday, Netanyahu said of Trump's yet to be released peace plan: "There are three conditions that I hope will appear in the 'deal of the century': No settler is uprooted, controlling territory west of Jordan, and no dividing Jerusalem. I told Trump, Kushner and Greenblatt that I will never back down from these conditions."
Regarding Israel's policy on Hamas, Netanyahu said: The connection between Gaza and Judea and Samara has been severed. These are two separate entities, and I think that over time, this is not a bad thing for Israel. This was brought about by Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) himself. He restricted the transfer of funds. He thought doing this would set Gaza ablaze."
The peace plan, put together by Trump's son-in-law and Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, has a strong "regional context" behind it, according to a senior White House official who spoke to Haaretz in February.
Kushner has only given a broad outline of the plan, saying it would address final-status issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including establishing borders.
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