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Netanyahu's West Bank Annexation Move Illegal, European States Say



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France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom collectively condemned Netanyahu’s Tuesday announcement that Israel would annex a third of the West Bank if he was re-elected.
The five European powers issued a statement on Thursday saying the move to bring the Jordan Valley and the area north of the Dead Sea under Israeli sovereignty would be a “serious breach of international law.”
They were “deeply concerned,” the statement said, adding that they would “continue to call on all parties to refrain from actions in contravention of international law which would imperil the viability of a two-state solution, based on the 1967 lines.” They concluded by renewing their “commitment to Israel’s security,” condemning “recent attacks on Israel from Gaza.”

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