Jun 01, 2020 05:56 UTC
  • Indonesia, Malaysia warn of Israel's West Bank annexation; Jordan urges action

Indonesia has warned that Israeli regime’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank is a “clear violation of international law” that threatens regional peace and stability.

According to Press TV, in a letter to international leaders and world organizations on Sunday, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi voiced her country’s rejection of Israel’s controversial plan and described it as “illegal and in grave breach of the international law”.

The top Indonesian diplomat said the annexation will not only threaten peace and stability in the region but also undermine all efforts to achieve a two-state solution.

Separately, Malaysia's ministry of foreign affairs in a press release voiced concern over Israel’s intent to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Lands and denounced its disregard for international law.

The ministry urged the international community, in particular the UN Security Council, not to remain “indifferent and silent over plan and “to fulfill without delay its Charter responsibility towards the Palestinians.”

“The Security Council must condemn and reject the Israeli annexation plan and must ensure that the plan will never be implemented.”

“Any annexation of the Palestinian Territory by Israel as the Occupying Power constitutes outright violation of the international laws, in particular the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, as well as United Nations Resolutions, in particular United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016),” the ministry underlined.

“The action by Israel blatantly violates the peace agreement it signed with Palestine, namely the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995. The Israeli action clearly calls into question its sincerity towards a peaceful and lasting solution to the long standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It further diminishes the prospect of a two-State solution, which is supported by the international community,” it added.

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Sunday also cautioned Britain and the United States against the “unprecedented danger” posed by an Israeli scheme to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, urging the international community to step in.

US President Donald Trump unveiled his controversial deal during an event at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January, without the presence of the Palestinians.

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