Global reaction to Israel’s imminent annexation plans

Al Jazeera, July 2, 2020

Several of Israel’s staunchest allies have criticised its annexation plans as jeopardising the status quo.

A demonstrator holds a cane and a Palestinian flag during a protest against US President Donald Trump's "Middle East plan" in the Jordan Valley [Raneen Sawafta/Reuters]
A demonstrator holds a cane and a Palestinian flag during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s “Middle East plan” in the Jordan Valley [Raneen Sawafta/Reuters]

Israel’s annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank has been fiercely criticised by not only Palestinians but by the international community at large.

The plan, which aims to annex all illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank – including the strategic Jordan Valley – amounts to one-third of the territory and is in line with US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Middle East plan,” which envisages a demilitarised Palestinian state on a patchwork of disjointed parts of the Palestinian territories.

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Israeli annexation a ‘final nail in the coffin’ of Palestine

Palestinians in Ramallah demonstrate against Israel’s plan to annex a third of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley.

by & Al Jazeera July 2, 2020
Palestinians have decried Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley as the end to a future Palestinian state [Majdi Mohammed/AP]
Palestinians have decried Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley as the end to a future Palestinian state [Majdi Mohammed/AP]

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Despite a delay in the long-anticipated declaration of an Israeli plan to annex one-third of the already illegally occupied West Bank, including parts of the strategic Jordan Valley, Palestinians decried the plan with some holding protests in Ramallah and Gaza City.

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