Arab League strongly responds over Israeli PM Netanyahu annexation plan
CAIRO – Arab League (AL) foreign ministers have condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of occupied West Bank as “aggression”, undermining chances of a peace settlement with the Palestinians.
In a statement after a meeting in Cairo, the foreign ministers said that it is dangerous development and an intention to violate international law.
According to SPA, Saudi Arabia condemned Netanyahu’s comments and called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Radio Pakistan reported.
Qatar reiterated its support for a two-state peace solution.
Meanwhile, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi called Netanyahu’s plan a serious escalation.
Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, wrote on Twitter that the Israeli leader was out to impose a greater Israel on all of historical Palestine and carry out an ethnic cleansing agenda.