World Demonstration in Tel Aviv against the planned annexation of part of the West Bank

02:45  07 june  2020
02:45  07 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Israel: settlers campaigning against the plan to annex Netanyahu

 Israel: settlers campaigning against the plan to annex Netanyahu © AFP / Emmanuel Dunand An Israeli flag on the side of a road in the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, on January 27, 2020. Benyamin Netanyahu repeats that it intends to annex sections of the West Bank from 1 July next. On Wednesday, the "alternating" Prime Minister and Minister of Defense assured that in the coming weeks, he will "watch carefully the appropriate means of action".

Protesters took to the street against Israeli government plans to annex parts of the West Bank . It's land Palestinians want as part of an independent state. Earlier this week, Netanyahu said that the annexation of the land would happen independently of Trump's Middle East plan .

Left-wing activists demonstrate against the US peace plan in Tel Aviv on February 1, 2020. “ Annexation is a disaster, no peace, no security,” protesters chanted, while holding up signs decrying Israel’s 52-year occupation of the West Bank and against “transfer,” referring to a part of the plan

Manifestation contre le projet du Premier ministre israélien Benyamin Netanyahu d'annexer des parties de la Cisjordanie occupée par Israël, à Tel Aviv, le 6 juin 2020. © REUTERS / Amir Cohen Demonstration against the project of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the West Bank occupied by Israel in Tel Aviv , June 6, 2020.

In Tel Aviv, thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday June 6 against the annexation of the Jordan Valley and the attachment of blocks of settlements to Israel. A project that the Prime Minister of Israel is trying to promote as part of the deal of the century for US President Donald Trump.

From our special envoy to Tel Aviv,

"We will fight against the occupation and against annexation. Thousands of leftist, Jewish and Arab activists are demonstrating against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to establish Israeli Sovereignty next month over part of the West Bank.

Annexation plan: a majority of Israelis fear a 3rd Palestinian Intifada

 Annexation plan: a majority of Israelis fear a 3rd Palestinian Intifada © Provided by Le Point An annexation by Israel of swathes of the occupied West Bank will lead to a third Palestinian uprising, believe a majority of Israelis in a poll published Wednesday less than a month from a possibly crucial deadline on this sensitive issue.

Annexation of the West Bank , or parts thereof, has been proposed by some Israeli politicians since the area was captured and occupied by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.

Addressing the Tel Aviv anti - annexation rally from quarantine, MK Ayman Odeh says all Jews and Arabs who support peace and justice must fight against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to enact Israeli sovereignty over large parts of the West Bank . “ Annexation is apartheid,” Odeh told

Rabin Square in Tel Aviv black flags, red flags and also the Palestinian colors. A plan that is not good for anyone in the end, said several of the speakers. For Noam, one of the demonstrators, the annexation is the catastrophic scenario: "If in reality there is a process of annexation which begins, it is a horrible danger. It is simply apartheid.

Tamar Zandberg, deputy of the dove party Meretz, believes that it is not too late to thwart Netanyahu's project. "I hope that together we can stop this. We have a month with the international community and the Israeli public. Now is the time to do it.

Unexpected guest of the demonstration, in a video message former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called to fight against authoritarian leaders.

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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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