West Bank annexations - updates

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Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:52 PM

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

UNITED. Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, attends by video conference a meeting with deputy Hamas chief Saleh Arouri (on screen from Beirut) discussing Israel's plan to annex parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 2, 2020. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:21 PM

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

'DAY OF RAGE.' A Palestinian demonstrator flashes the victory sign during a rally as Palestinians call for a 'Day of Rage' to protest Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Gaza City on July 1, 2020. Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP

Netanyahu hides cards on eve of Israel 'annexations' date

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:44 PM

Right-wing premier Benjamin Netanyahu gives no indication as to his plans ahead of the possible July 1 kick-off date

ON ANNEXATION. In this file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting of the new government at Chagall State Hall in the Knesset (Israeli parliament) in Jerusalem on May 24, 2020. File photo by Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP

Israel's annexation plans 'illegal' – U.N. rights chief

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:41 PM

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'

'ILLEGAL.' In this file photo, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech during the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo on March 23, 2019. File photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP

Hamas says West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Jun 26, 2020 - 1:00 AM

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

WEST BANK. A picture taken from the Israeli settlement of Naale in the occupied West Bank northwest of the Palestinian city of Ramallah shows the skyline of the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 17, 2020. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

European MPs demand halt to Israel's annexation plan

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:08 PM

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

WEST BANK. A view of the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin encampment, near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on November 23, 2017. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

West Bank plan will create 'apartheid' – U.N. experts

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:04 PM

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

WEST BANK. A view of the Jabal al-Baba Bedouin encampment, near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem, on November 23, 2017. File photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Palestinian PM submits 'counterproposal' to Trump plan

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:36 PM

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'

COUNTERPROPOSAL. In this file photo, then representative of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction Mohammed Shtayyeh attends a seminar on aid to the Palestinians, organized by the United Nations, on March 10, 2009 in Cairo. File photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Pompeo in Israel for West Bank annexation talks amid new bloodshed

May 13, 2020 - 7:37 PM

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

POMPEO IN ISRAEL. In this file photo taken on October 18, 2019, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following their meeting in Jerusalem. File photo by Sebastian Scheiner/Pool/AFP

Israel's Netanyahu faces criticism over annexation plan

Sep 11, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'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

JODRAN VALLEY. A photograph taken on September 11, 2019 shows a sign leading to the Palestinian village of Marj Ghazal in the Jordan Valley in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP