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House Palestine committee condemns Israeli plan to annex Jordan Valley

By JT - Dec 10,2019 - Last updated at Dec 10,2019

AMMAN — The Lower House’s Palestine Committee on Tuesday strongly denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks that Israel has the full right to annex the Jordan Valley.

MP Yahya Saud, head of the committee, said that annexing a “strategic” part of the occupied West Bank, which was discussed between Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a meeting in Lisbon, is utterly rejected, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Saud said that the Israeli proposal is a flagrant violation of international law and UN conventions. In a statement, carried by Petra, the committee called on Arab and Islamic peoples to pressure their governments to support the Palestinian issue, boycott Israel and expose its practices, which are implemented “under clear US support”.  

 

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