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EU lawmakers condemn Israel's West Bank plan

The parliamentarians said that the new Israeli government’s annexation plan would be fatal to the prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace.
24.06.2020 - 12:32

More than 1,000 European lawmakers condemned Israel's plan to annex West Bank in a joint letter published on Tuesday night.

The parliamentarians representing 25 European countries urged European leaders to prevent the annexation and save the prospects of a two-state solution.


They also show strong support for the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s previous statement warning that “annexation could not pass unchallenged.”

“We, parliamentarians across Europe committed to a rules-based global order, share serious concerns about President Trump’s plan for Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the imminent prospect of Israeli annexation of West Bank territory,” the lawmakers wrote.

They also warned that the US president’s plan “promotes effectively permanent Israeli control over a fragmented Palestinian territory, leaving Palestinians with no sovereignty and giving a green light to Israel to unilaterally annex significant parts of the West Bank.”