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World Thousands of people demonstrate in Israel against plans for annexation

03:30  07 june  2020
03:30  07 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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TEL AVIV, Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank, de-facto annexation of land that the Palestinians seek for a state. Protesting in face masks and keeping

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In Israel sind tausende Menschen gegen die Pläne zur Annexion von Gebieten im besetzten Westjordanland auf die Straße gegangen. Sie folgten in Tel Aviv einem Aufruf linker Organisationen und Parteien. © JACK GUEZ In Israel, thousands of people have taken to the streets against plans to annex areas in the occupied West Bank. They followed a call from left organizations and parties in Tel Aviv.

In Israel, thousands of people took to the streets against plans to annex areas in the occupied West Bank. They followed a call from left organizations and parties on Saturday evening and took part in the protest in Tel Aviv. Many demonstrators waved Israeli and Palestinian flags and held up posters against the occupation of the West Bank and the plans for annexation.

A new unitary government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his former rival Benny Gantz was sworn in in Israel three weeks ago. Shortly before the new government was sworn in, Netanyahu said that it should push ahead with the planned annexation of the Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank. Under the Netanyahu and Gantz agreement, the government plans to launch its annexation strategy from July 1.

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It warned that Israel ’s annexation plan poses a threat to international peace and security, stressing the need for effective measures to force the Tel Aviv “We talked about the urgency to stop annexation to save the peace prospects. Respect for international law and ending the occupation remain a

Demonstrations held in several cities against Israeli government's intention to annex settlements Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement demonstrate in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 5, 2020. “This march shows our rejection of any plan of settlement or annexation ,” said Iyad Jarada

That would be the first step in the implementation of US President Donald Trump's controversial Middle East plan, with which Washington has given the green light for the government's annexation plans. According to the US plan, the Palestinians should be given the opportunity to get their own state - but without the strategically and economically important Jordan Valley in the West Bank and without East Jerusalem as the capital.

While the United States has already approved the proposed territorial connections, large sections of the international community see this as a violation of international law and have warned Israel.

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