Jordan formally annexes these lands, allowing the Palestinian inhabitants to obtain Jordanian citizenship. Regarded by the Arab League as an illegal annexation of land, Jordan is interested in pursuing its “Greater Syria Plan,” and disregards Arab pressures against its actions. The West Bank and East Jerusalem remain under Jordanian control until Israel acquires them during the June 1967 War. For the next 20 years, Jordan seeks the return of these lands, finally relinquishing that objective in July 1988.