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Annexation will turn Palestinians into Israel’s modern day slaves

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has affirmed his move to start annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, however the timing and overall scope of the plan remains uncertain after the international community united to condemn annexation as illegal under international law.

As scepticism around the plan lingers, more than 1,000 lawmakers from across Europe criticised the plan in a joint letter which calls for the preservation of a two-state solution and warns that if the Israeli government decides to annex any parts of the West Bank, the move would not only violate international law but would be severely disputed by signing parties. In total, 1,080 members of national assemblies and parliament members from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK signed the letter.

Missing from the signatories and one of the main supporters of the plan has been the US, which first outlined the idea in its so-called ‘peace plan’ for the Middle East. America has, however, not given Israel the go ahead to annex the Palestinian territories. With Netanyahu delaying his plans in order to win the US administration’s approval.

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© Middle East Monitor