Israel’s WB annexation plan face global rejection


Middle East Desk

JERICHO, (West Bank): International diplomats have rejected an Israeli plan to annex parts of the West Bank, saying it undermines the vision of a two-state solution.
The remarks were made on Monday during a mass rally that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement organized in the West Bank town of Jericho, to reject the Israeli plan, with the participation of diplomats from 48 countries.
Nickolay Mladenov, the UN peace envoy to the Middle East, said at the rally that “the Israeli annexation plan contradicts international law and will undermine the dream of peace and establishing a Palestinian state.”
He called on the international community “to move as quickly as possible and exert every possible effort to rescue the peace process through peace talks that end with the establishment of a Palestinian state.”
“Over the past 25 years, the international community worked on establishing a Palestinian state that late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had put as his basis,” said Mladenov.
He also called for unity among the Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.