14:52 - September 11, 2019
News ID: 3469378
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Arab countries’ foreign ministers strongly condemned statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his intention to annex land from the occupied West Bank.

Arab FMs Slam Netanyahu's Statements on Annexing More Palestinian Territories


At the end of their emergency meeting in Cairo on Tuesday, the Arab League foreign ministers considered this declaration as a new Israeli aggression in flagrant violation of international law, the UN Charter and the resolutions of international legitimacy.

In a statement, the ministers said that they will follow up these new statements, noting that they would get prepared to take all legal and political actions to deal with Israel's unilateral declarations, which would fuel the conflict and violence in the region and the world, Wafa news agency reported.

The ministers held Israel responsible for the consequences Netanyahu's statements, expressing adherence to supporting the legitimate and inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.

The statement urged the international community, in particular the UN Security Council, to shoulder its responsibilities by confronting these Israeli violations of the international law and the resolutions of international legitimacy.

Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he would annex the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea and a number of settlements if he wins upcoming Israeli elections.

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