Tag: Annexation

France pushing for tough EU response to any West Bank annexation

France is urging its European Union partners to consider threatening Israel with a tough response if it goes ahead with a de facto annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, three EU diplomats said. Belgium, Ireland, and Luxembourg also want to discuss the possibility of punitive economic measures during a foreign ministers’ meeting on Friday, the […]

Hamas MP says Israeli annexation ‘violates Allah’s will’

Hamas Parliament member and cleric Yunis al-Astal  said in a parliament session last week that Israeli annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria would constitute a crime against the will of Allah, and called for the parliament to recommend the murder of Jews “wherever they may be found.” In the May 6 session, which aired on […]

Will EU sanction Israel over annexation plans?

The European Commission considers imposing sanctionson Israel if Jerusalem decides to advance its annexation plan this summer. Foreign ministers of the European Union are expected to discuss the issue at their next monthly meeting on May 15, one day after the swearing-in of Israel’s new government. According to the unity agreement between the Likud and Blue […]

Abbas: ‘If Israel annexes a single centimeter, all agreements with Israel, US canceled’

If Israel annexes “even a single centimeter” of land in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Authority will consider itself no longer bound by any of the agreements it has signed with Israel or the United States, said P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas last week. In an address posted to Palestine TV’s Facebook […]

Close to half of Israelis back annexation, less than a third think it’ll happen

Slightly fewer than half of Israelis back plans to annex parts of the West Bank, and even fewer people think the government will actually go through with its annexation plans, according to a survey released Sunday. Asked whether they back annexation in the near future, 44.7 percent of respondents to an Israel Democracy Institute survey […]

Syria Warns Israel Over West Bank Annexation

The Syrian authorities have condemned Israel’s plans to annex territories in the West Bank “Syria expresses strong condemnation and rejection concerning the statements by Israel’s prime minister regarding the annexation of additional Palestinian territories in the West Bank, which is interpreted as aggression … This is a continuous violation and disrespect toward the international laws […]

Settler leader: preliminary Knesset vote on annexation bill can happen now

The Knesset should hold an immediate preliminary reading of a private members bill filed by MK May Golan (Likud) that would allow for the application of sovereignty over West Bank settlements, Yesha Council head David Elhayani said on Sunday. “The bill can already be brought now for a preliminary reading” in the Knesset plenum, Elhayani […]

UAE slams Israel’s plan to impose sovereignty in parts of West Bank

Abu Dhabi: Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said Israel’s plan to use parts of the Occupied Territories is “a dangerous development that impedes the peace process and undermines international efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict”. Dr Gargash made this comment at the emergency Arab League session of foreign ministers on […]

UN: Israeli annexation plans ‘entirely unacceptable’

An independent UN human rights expert warned Friday that the new Israeli coalition government’s plan to proceed with annexing significant parts of the occupied West Bank, will be a blow to the international order and undermine prospects for a negotiated settlement, Anadolu Agency reports. “Israel’s decision to unilaterally march ahead with the planned annexation on July 1 […]

Abbas Threatens to Dissolve PA If Israel Annexes an Inch of Judea and Samaria

Amid reports intimating that the White House is conditioning its support for Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank on negotiations over a Palestinian state, the administration stressed Friday that it continues to back Israel’s annexation plans, as long as they’re carried out in the framework of the peace plan President Donald Trump presented […]