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Israel’s 'annexation' plan only supported by US

July 3, 2020 at 8:14 pm

A group of Israeli activists, holding banners, gather in front of U.S Embassy as they stage a demonstration to protest against the annexation plan of Jordan Valley, and illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank, on 15 May 2020 in Jerusalem. [Mostafa Alkharouf – Anadolu Agency]

No other country, apart from the US, supports Israel’s annexation plan for occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, Anadolu Agency reports.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to “annex” the illegal Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, based on the so-called Middle East peace plan announced by US President Donald Trump in January.

Territories Netanyahu plans to annex constitute about 30% of the West Bank.

Netanyahu’s annexation plan, aimed to be launched on July 1, collapsed due to objection of the coalition partner and Defense Minister Benny Gantz to the way of implementation, as well as due to the lack of US administration’s approval.

While Israeli prime minister said Israeli and US officials continue to discuss the start of “annexation”, people close to Netanyahu told local media the plan could be implemented later this month.

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