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Israel daily: Saudi among Arab states who back Israel annexation plans

May 27, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on 1 June 2019 [BANDAR ALGALOUD /SAUDI KINGDOM COUNCIL/HANDOUT/Anadolu Agency]

At least three Arab states have greenlighted Israel’s planned annexation of large parts of the occupied Palestinian West Bank, Israel Hayom revealed today.

According to the daily, at least three Arab states, including Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, have given the go ahead for Israel’s annexation of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley while they continue to publicly oppose the plan.

A Saudi official was reported by the Israeli newspaper saying that the kingdom would not undermine its relationship with the United States for the sake of “hundreds” of Palestinians.

Since Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was named heir to the Saudi throne, the oil-rich Gulf state has been accused of normalising relations with Israel and ramping up anti-Palestinian rhetoric.

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