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World Jordan: a human chain against Israel's plan to annex the West Bank

01:25  28 june  2020
01:25  28 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank

  UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/ANNEXATION-BRITAIN (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank , cautioning that London would not recognise any changes to the 1967 lines. "Annexation would represent a violation of international law," Johnson said in an opinion piece for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s top-selling daily. "It would also be a gift to those who want to perpetuate the old stories about Israel." "I profoundly hope that annexation does not go ahead," he said. "If it does, the UK will not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines, except those agreed between both parties.

If Israel annexed them, it would encircle any future Palestinian state in the West Bank . Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out his plan to annex the Jordan Valley at a news conference in Ramat Gan, Israel , on Tuesday.Credit Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.

Israelis in Tel Aviv last week protest against Benjamin Netanyahu’ s plans for annexation in the West Bank . Nandy said: “The proposal to unilaterally annex nearly a third of the West Bank is an illegal act which will undermine the prospect of a peaceful two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, and

Un manifestant tient le portrait du roi Abdallah de Jordanie et le drapeau national lors de la manifestation à Amman, le 27 juin 2020. © REUTERS / Muhammad Hamed A protester holds the portrait of King Abdullah of Jordan and the national flag during the demonstration in Amman, June 27, 2020.

Saturday evening in Amman, the Jordanian capital, dozens of demonstrators gathered to express their anger. Most Jordanians are of Palestinian origin and they regularly protest against the decisions of Israeli governments. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex them worry them because they say it also endangers Jordan.

From our correspondent in Amman,

Portraits of King Abdullah of Jordan, signs ... Ahmad and his neighbor brought flags to demonstrate. "Here is the Palestinian flag and there next to it is the Jordanian flag," he said. We are one country, everything that affects Palestine affects Jordan, and vice versa. "

Global reaction to Israel's imminent annexation plans

  Global reaction to Israel's imminent annexation plans Several of Israel's staunchest allies have criticised its annexation plans as jeopardising the status quo.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.

Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war and has built dozens of settlements that are now home to nearly 500,000 Israelis , but it never The Israeli leader’ s new coalition deal includes an official clause allowing him to present his annexation plan to the government starting July 1.

Israeli plans to annex swathes of the West Bank would violate its peace treaty with Jordan , heaping pressure on Former Jordanian information minister Mohammed al-Momani said Israel ' s planned annexation of Jewish settlements and other territory in the West Bank , including the Jordan Valley

The Israeli government plans to annex the Jordan Valley , land directly bordering Jordan, Emad is alarmed:" The Jordanian territory is threatened, the danger is not only approaching Palestine, but also Jordan.

In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty, a treaty frequently criticized in Jordan. Emad believes that this agreement, in any case, no longer protects his country: “We all know that the Israelis do not respect any treaty. One day they will invade us, we must prepare for it, "

Jordan has made intense diplomatic efforts to oppose the Israeli plan for annexation. Amman systematically recalls its attachment to the two-state solution.

COMMENT. The blindness of the Israeli right .
© REUTERS US President Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, on January 28, 2020, in the White House. It is from July 1 that the Israeli state must decide on the project to annex 30% of the West Bank, as provided for in the American plan announced in January by Donald Trump. The move would be the final death of the Oslo process and the plan for a two-state solution between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

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