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Israel's annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

AFP , Monday 29 Jun 2020
Michelle Bachelet
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet (Photo: Un)

Israel's aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank was clearly "illegal", the UN's human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences could be "disastrous".

"Annexation is illegal. Period," Michelle Bachelet said in a statement, adding that "the shockwaves of annexation will last for decades, and will be extremely damaging to Israel, as well as to the Palestinians".

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