Monday 06 July 2020

Jordan warns UK, US of 'unprecedented danger' of Israel’s land grab bid

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has cautioned Britain and the United States against the “unprecedented danger” posed by an Israeli scheme to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, urging the international community to step in.

According to Press TV, in a telephone conversation with his British counterpart Dominic Raab, Safadi said the Tel Aviv regime's plan to impose its “sovereignty” over West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley is “an unprecedented danger that threatens the chance of peace.”

The top Jordanian diplomat called on Raab to prevent Israel from moving forward with the annexation plan. He further stressed the significance of “urgent and active interference” by the international community to “protect the chances of peace.”

In a separate conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Safadi expressed Jordan’s strong opposition to Israel's push for consolidating its occupation of Palestinian lands.

The annexation scheme "undermines all peace prospects,” he noted.

A deal underlying Israel’s new coalition administration, sworn in earlier this month, allows the regime to initiate the annexation legislation from July 1.

US President Donald Trump gave Tel Aviv the green light for the annexation in his self-proclaimed “deal of the century,” which was unveiled in January with the aim of legitimizing Israel’s occupation and re-drawing West Asia’s map.

The US plot calls for the creation of a Palestinian state with limited control over its own security and borders. It also bars Palestinian refugees from returning to their homeland, enshrines al-Quds as “Israel’s undivided capital” and allows the regime to annex settlements and the Jordan Valley.

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