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World Thousands of Israelis demonstrate in Tel Aviv against the West Bank annexation project

00:45  07 june  2020
00:45  07 june  2020 Source:   france24.com

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TEL AVIV , Israel (Reuters) - Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set July 1 as the target date to begin advancing his plan to annex Israel 's settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank , hoping for a green light from Washington.

Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night to protest the US Middle East peace proposal and government plans to annex territory in the West Bank . “ Annexation is a disaster, no peace, no security,” protesters chanted, while holding up signs decrying Israel ’s 52-year occupation of the West

Des milliers de manifestants ont protesté contre l'occupation de la Cisjordanie et le projet du gouvernement d'annexer certaines parties de ce territoire, le 6 juin 2020 à Tel Aviv. © Jack Guez, AFP Thousands of demonstrators protested against the occupation of the West Bank and the government's plan to annex parts of this territory, on June 6, 2020 in Tel Aviv.

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against the government's plan to annex sections of the occupied West Bank, less than a month away from a possibly crucial deadline on this hot file.

Waving Palestinian and Israeli flags, thousands of demonstrators beat the pavement, Saturday June 6, in Tel Aviv, protesting against the occupation of the West Bank and the government's plan to annex parts of this territory . One month from a deadline which could be crucial on this issue, the demonstration was organized by NGOs and political parties anchored on the left.

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Palestinians in the West Bank on Friday rallied to mark 53 years of Israeli occupation and protest against the Jewish state's plans to annex part of the "This march shows our rejection of any plan of settlement or annexation ," said Iyad Jarada, secretary of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's

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The new Israeli union government must present from 1 July its strategy to implement the plan of the American administration for the Middle East, which provides for the annexation by Israel of the Jordan Valley and the settlements in the occupied West Bank.

More than 450,000 Israelis live in settlements deemed illegal by international law in the West Bank, where 2.7 million Palestinians live.

This annexation plan "will lead to riots, and even war"

"We have done enough harm to each other, between Palestinians and Jews," one of the demonstrators told AFP. , Anat Schrieber. "We are brothers, our place is here, one as the other, we can do much more together than separately."

Another protester called for "justice for the Palestinians and peace for the two peoples, Israelis and Palestinians."

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Demonstrations held in several cities against Israeli government's intention to annex settlements, Jordan Valley; also mark anniversary of start of Six Day War. Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement demonstrate in the West Bank city of Hebron, June 5, 2020.

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"In this state of apartheid, there can be no peace neither for us nor for them, and no justice either", regretted this man who gave only his nickname, "Eden". "I am afraid of this annexation plan," he said. "I think it will lead to riots, and even war."

This demonstration in Tel Aviv comes after similar protests in the occupied West Bank. Hundreds of Palestinians then chanted slogans against Israeli settlement and the annexation project.

The Palestinians have rejected as a whole the American plan , which also provides for the creation of a Palestinian state, but on a reduced territory and without East Jerusalem as its capital, contrary to what they wish.

With AFP

trip to Israel: Maas is concerned about annexation plans .
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticized the controversial annexation plans of parts of the West Bank in Israel. They are not compatible with international law. However, he does not believe in threats. © picture-alliance / dpa / I.

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