Former U.S. President Donald Trump sent a secret letter to then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, approving his controversial annexation plan of Palestinian territories.
The Jerusalem Post said on Monday that the three-page letter, dated Jan. 26, 2020, says; "Israel would be able to extend sovereignty to parts of the West Bank if Netanyahu agreed to a Palestinian state in the remaining territory."
It added that Netanyahu received the letter just two days before Trump announced his so-called "deal of the century" to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a plan that was vehemently rejected by the Palestinians.
Trump’s deal of the century refers to Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital and recognizes Israeli sovereignty over large parts of the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian officials say that under the U.S. plan, Israel will annex 30%-40% of the West Bank, including all of East Jerusalem.