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Netanyahu’s annexation plan will make situation worse

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s annexation plan is highly condemnable (“Major European nations flay Netanyahu’s annexation plan,” Sept 14, Gulf Today).

The world is going through a huge disaster. It is time to sit together and seek a peaceful solution to every conflict between the countries.

I would like to appreciate the stance taken by five major European countries that said an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank would “constitute a serious breach of international law.” France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain issued a joint statement late on Thursday saying they are “deeply concerned about the announcement of a possible annexation of areas in the West Bank, particularly the Jordan Valley and the northern shore of the Dead Sea.”

Iraq on Friday “categorically rejected” Netanyahu’s pledge to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins the next election.

A statement by Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Ahmed Al Sahaf said that his country’s rejection of Netanyahu’s intention to annex the Jordan Valley and the north of the Dead Sea has prompted a wave of outrage in the Arab, Islamic and international areas.

Iraq treats Netanyahu’s announcement as an “aggressive electoral propaganda and programmed racist settlement policy, based on the deprivation of the rights of the Palestinian people,” Sahaf was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

“It is a very dangerous occupation step towards Palestine, which comes to fuel the conflict in the whole region,” Sahaf said, adding that such an announcement has to be encountered with an Arab and international reaction.

The world should pay attention to Netanyahu’s annexation plan, because it will make the situation worse than it is now.  It is time to solve the Palestinian issue once and for all. The innocent people of Palestine have sacrificed a lot, the world should do justice to the Palestine people so they can live their lives without any fear and independently.

Azim Jahangir
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