Arab FMs condemn Netanyahu’s statements to annex Palestinian territories

CAIRO, Arab foreign ministers strongly condemned today statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his intention to annex land from the occupied West Bank in 1967.

At the end of their emergency meeting in Cairo, the Arab foreign ministers considered this declaration as a new Israeli aggression in flagrant violation of international law, the UN Charter and the resolutions of international legitimacy, stressing that such statements undermine the foundations of the peace process.

In a statement, the ministers said that they will follow up these new statements, noting that they would get prepared to take all legal and political actions to deal with Israel’s unilateral Israeli declarations, which would fuel the conflict and violence in the region and the world.

The ministers held Israel responsible for the consequences Netanyahu’s statements, expressing adherence to supporting the legitimate and inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The statement urged the international community, in particular the Security Council, to shoulder its responsibilities by confronting these Israeli violations of the international law and the resolutions of international legitimacy.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu announced today that he would annex the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea and a number of settlements if he wins upcoming Israeli elections.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency