Saudi Arabia Rejects Israel’s Pledge to Annex Parts of the Occupied West Bank

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Saudi Arabia mentioned on Thursday that it rejected Israel’s pledge to annex components of the occupied Palestinian West Bank.

The Foreign Ministry pressured the Kingdom’s “condemnation of any unilateral decisions and any violation of legitimate international decisions.” 

It mentioned it opposed something that hinders the peace course of to achieve stability within the area. The Kingdom continued to “support the Palestinians and their choices, as well as their right to establish their own independent state.”

Israel’s new coalition authorities is anticipated to debate proposals to annex Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley within the West Bank. 

In response, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas mentioned he was reducing off all agreements signed with Israel and the US, and had knowledgeable these international locations of his intentions.

The Israeli menace to annex the land has been extensively condemned by each Arab and Western nations. The Vatican mentioned the Israeli move was regarding and will additional compromise peace dialogue.

Respect for worldwide regulation and UN resolutions was an “indispensable element for the two peoples to live side by side,” the Vatican mentioned following talks between chief international coverage official Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

“The Holy See is following the situation closely, and expresses concern about any future actions that could further compromise dialogue,” the Vatican mentioned.

Speaking to a choose group of journalists Erekat mentioned that Palestine will fortunately attend a global convention organized by Russia. 

“We have been in contact for some time with the quartet which includes Russia and we have been discussing the possibility of a quartet plus meeting that could include Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, and others.”

Erekat mentioned that Palestinians are pleased with their relations with the Russians and “we will attend any meeting that they organize on the terms of reference of what has been agreed.” Erekat revealed that the concept of a global convention was additionally mentioned with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who referred to as Abbas on Wednesday.

Erekat famous that the final time safety coordination was suspended — by Palestinian President Arafat — Ariel Sharon despatched within the tanks to Ramallah, however he mentioned: “We are on our land and we are not going anywhere.”

In reply to a query from Arab News Erekat mentioned: “Former President Obama asked that the state of Palestine refrain from joining 22 international organizations and we agreed on condition that the American president commit in writing about the 1967 borders of the future Palestinians and that the US would not move its embassy to Jerusalem.”

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