Last Update 19:51
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Arab League condemns Israel's plan to extend sovereignty to parts of West Bank

Reuters , Thursday 30 Apr 2020
File Photo: Arab league building in cairo (Photo: AFP)
File Photo: Arab league building in cairo (Photo: AFP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1596
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1596

Arab countries condemned Israel's plan to de facto annex parts of the occupied West Bank as "a new war crime" against Palestinians, the Arab League said in a statement after a video conference meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Thursday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in announcing a deal to form a unity government, has set July 1 for the start of cabinet discussions on extending Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and annexing outright the area's Jordan Valley.

Palestinians have expressed outrage at Israel's plans to cement its hold further on land it seized in the 1967 Middle East war, territory they are seeking for a state.

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.