The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has expressed its total rejection of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank.
Following an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the member states of OIC in Jeddah, the OIC expressed its total rejection and strong condemnation of Israeli Prime Minister’s declaration, to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in polls to be held on Tuesday (September 17, 2019).
Earlier, the United Nations had warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his plan to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected would have no “international legal effect.”
The secretary-general’s position has always been clear: unilateral actions are not helpful in the peace process,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. “Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,” the spokesman added.
“Such a prospect would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations, regional peace, and the very essence of a two-state solution.” The Jordan Valley accounts for around one-third of the West Bank, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War — a move never recognised by the international community.
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