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Israel Postpones West Bank Annexation

Israel Postpones West Bank Annexation

Israel decided to postpone the annexation of the West Bank, in the coming days they will not conduct the operation. This was told by the head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Gabi Ashkenazi.

“This is not on the agenda for today or tomorrow. I don’t know if sovereignty will be applied, but I can say that the Foreign Ministry is preparing diplomatic assessments, and the Ministry of Defense is weighing security risks, ” he said.

According to Ashkenazi, he has already discussed these plans with more than 30 foreign ministers, mainly from EU countries, many of whom opposed the annexation. The Foreign Minister promised to “take this position into account.”

On June 26, it was reported that Israel refused the annexation of Palestinian territories in the Jordan Valley, choosing a symbolic version of the seizure, as notified Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It was clarified that the country intends to limit itself to the annexation of two or three settlements on the West Bank.

On June 3, Israel began preparations for the annexation of the West Bank. Netanyahu said that the plan to “extend sovereignty” to these territories should begin July 1. According to the prime minister, the Jewish state for the first time since its founding in 1948 has a unique historical opportunity to assert its sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

After 1967, Israeli settlements were founded in Judea and Samaria on the West Bank. The UN Security Council considers these territories occupied, Israel defines them as disputed.

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