Israel has rejected a proposal by the Palestinian Authority to place a NATO force in the Jordan Valley.(Al Ray/Press TV) The Washington Post, on Saturday quoted US Secretary of State John Kerry as saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu â€śhas made it clear that he doesnâ€™t want NATOâ€ť troops in the area as part of a final status agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas has proposed that the NATO force stay in a future Palestinian state to ensure security.
Since the resumption of the direct talks, Palestinians have objected to a number of issues including the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Israelâ€™s settlement expansion policy in the West Bank has created a major obstacle against the progress of the talks;
the settlements are illegal under the Geneva Conventions, which forbids construction on occupied lands.