Arab Parliament rejects Israel's annexation plans in occupied West Bank

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Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 02:38 GMT

FILE - General view shows houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement located close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

FILE - General view shows houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement located close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

CAIRO - 25 June 2020: The Arab Parliament (AP) rejected and condemned any plans or measures taken by Israeli occupation forces to annex the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea and settlements, KUNA reported.

Such plans or measures would be in violation of international law and United Nations resolutions, the AP noted in their conclusion statement following a virtual session held Wednesday under its Speaker Mishaal al Salami to discuss the latest political and security issues in the Arab world.

The Arab Parliament called on the international community, especially the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations, to live up to their responsibilities, take immediate and firm measures to prevent the implementation of the annexation plan by the Israeli occupying force.

It also called on regional, international parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union to reject the Israeli plan to annex the Palestinian territories in occupied West Bank, defend the two-state solution, and clarify implications of the annexation scheme on the chances of peace in the region and on international peace and security.

The Arab Parliament also praised the joint action taken by to Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and the European Union regarding the Israeli government, through which they warned against annexing any parts of the West Bank, calling on these countries to continue their international diplomatic contacts in this regard.

It also called upon the European Union to take urgent and proactive steps to stop the annexation plan and recognize the independent state of Palestine and its borders of June 4 1967, and its capital city of Jerusalem, by all EU countries that have not yet been
recognized the Palestinian State.

Moreover, the Arab Parliament affirmed its support for the decision of the Palestinian leadership to cut all forms of the relationship with Israel and to break away from the agreements and obligations arising there from signed between the PLO, Israel and the United States.

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