Rappler's latest stories on West Bank annexation
The joint press conference is spurred by common opposition against US President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan, which paves the way for Israel to annex territory in the occupied West Bank
With no announcement currently scheduled on Israel's self-imposed kick-off date, opponents of the plan – notably Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza – are mobilizing
Right-wing premier Benjamin Netanyahu gives no indication as to his plans ahead of the possible July 1 kick-off date
Michelle Bachelet urges Israel to shift course, warning that 'the shockwaves of annexation will last for decades, and will be extremely damaging to Israel, as well as to the Palestinians'
Israel's proposal to annex its settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley form part of a broader US peace plan published in January
The European Union has been seeking to persuade Israel to back down and is weighing retaliatory measures as a response if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes ahead
The United Nations experts say the annexation would be a 'serious violation' of the UN charter and the Geneva Conventions, and would only intensify human rights violations in the West Bank
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh says they proposed the creation of a 'sovereign Palestinian state, independent and demilitarized' with 'minor modifications of borders where necessary'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also voice fresh condemnation of their common foe Iran, accusing the country of promoting terrorism during the coronavirus pandemic
'Any Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdictions and administration in the occupied West Bank is without any international legal effect,' says UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric