Asked by his interviewer if that meant he would annex the settlement blocs, Netanyahu said yes, but that he would not stop there. "Israel will continue to brazenly violate global law for as long as the worldwide community will continue to reward Israel with impunity, particularly with the Trump administration's support and endorsement of Israel's violation of the national and human rights of the people of Palestine".
In a previous interview broadcast on Friday, Netanyahu said he told US President Donald Trump he would not remove settlements or people as part of a future American peace plan.
The main challenger to Netanyahu in Israel's elections on Sunday condemned the premier's deeply controversial pledge to annex West Bank settlements, calling it an "irresponsible" bid for votes.
The Palestinians have been boycotting the Trump administration over its Jerusalem moves and other recent decisions they view as biased in Israel's favor.
A further 200,000 Israelis live in settlements in occupied east Jerusalem, over which Israel has already implemented full sovereignty.
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In its final days, Israel's parliamentary election appears too close to call, as Netanyahu and his Likud party face a strong challenge from a popular former army chief, Benny Gantz, and his Blue and White party.
'We must be able to transcend his current leadership to make sure that the alliance is strong, that we continue to push for and settle for nothing less than a two-state solution, because that is the best opportunity for peace for the people of Israel and the people of Palestine, ' O'Rourke said.
"Prime Minister Netanyahu's irresponsible statement to seek votes just before the Israeli general elections can not and will not change this fact".
The West Bank is home to about 2.8 million Palestinians and more than 400,000 Jewish settlers.
In October a year ago, Netanyahu held surprise talks with Oman's Sultan Qaboos in Muscat - raising Palestinian fears of a normalisation of ties.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the West Bank, which Israel seized in the 1967 Middle East war, was Palestinian territory and Israel's occupation violated global law.
The Palestinians and many countries consider settlements to be illegal under the Geneva conventions that bar settling on land captured in war.
In response to a voter's question about his policy toward Israel and Palestinian rights, O'Rourke reiterated his support for a two-state solution and accused Netanyahu of having "joined forces with far-right parties who are inherently racist in their speech and the way that they want to treat their fellow human beings in that part of the world".