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The Prime Minister of Israel and leader of Likud Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Monday that the Jewish state will take steps for the annexation of parts of the West Bank of the Jordan river in July 2020, in accordance with the coalition agreement signed by them with the leader of “Kajol-Laban” benny Ganz. The corresponding statement the Prime Minister made during a meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Likud in the Knesset building (Parliament), reports TASS.
“In relation to the distribution of sovereignty (on the part of the West Bank. – Approx. TASS) we have a specified period of time – July – and we do not intend to change it” – quoted Netanyahu radio Kan. He noted that it is a “historic opportunity” provided by the peace plan of the President of the United States Donald trump, and that it is “impossible to miss”.
May 17, before the ceremony of swearing in the 35th of the Israeli government formed by Netanyahu after the elections on 2 March, the Prime Minister expressed the opinion that the time has come to Annex the Jewish settlements on the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Jordan valley. The new Cabinet of the Jewish state formed on the basis of the coalition agreement between Likud and “Kajol-Laban”. Approved by the Knesset, the document allows the Prime Minister to undertake steps for the dissemination of sovereignty to portions of the West Bank in accordance with the plan of trump after July 1, 2020.
May 19, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in response to statements by Netanyahu announced the termination of all agreements with Israel and the United States. He added that Israel should be held accountable for trying to Annex the occupied Palestinian territory.
In December 2016, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2334 demanding an end to Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories. Israel then refused to comply with the provisions of this document.
On may 21, the Russian foreign Ministry expressed concern that Israel’s actions “can trigger a dangerous spiral of violence in the Palestinian territories” and “to destabilize the situation in the middle East”. The foreign Ministry confirmed that “Russia’s position of principle in support of integrated and sustainable settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state principle in the existing international legal framework” and urged the parties to refrain from any steps that could “trigger a new dangerous escalation in the region and preventing the creation of conditions for the resumption of direct Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.”