Germany voices serious concerns over Israeli annexation plan
BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday said his country and its European partners had serious concerns over Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Speaking in a joint press conference with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem, he said annexation would not be compatible with international law.
On Jun 9, thousands of Palestinians had held a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank.
Fatah Party Vice Chairperson Mahmoud al-Aloul during the rally had said that popular activities were a reflection of the united Palestinian front against the Israeli schemes and the Unites States Deal of The Century.
Palestine has also criticised Israel for issuing deportation orders for Palestinians away from Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
In a statement, Palestine Liberation Organization accused Israel of taking concerted and systematic efforts to execute its land grab plans muting Palestinian voices.
The statement also called on Israel to respect the status of the holy site as a place of worship.