West Bank annexation 'war crime', Arab League says

Political means to support Palestine, summit

30 April, 16:34

    CAIRO - The Arab League has declared a ''war crime'' and ''flagrant violation'' of international law an Israeli annexation plan of the West Bank. In a resolution issued in Cairo after a video conference of foreign ministers of the organization, the League announced that it will ''support the decisions of the Palestinian State through all political, juridical and financial means faced with Israeli plans to perpetrate this annexation crime'', according to the text of the resolution.

    The definition of ''war crime is added to an Israeli list full of horrible crimes against the Palestinian people'' and is referred to the ''annexation by the Israeli government of occupation of part of the Palestinian land occupied in 1967 including the north of the Dead Sea and the territories on which Israeli settlements are located'', the statement said. The ''flagrant violation'' allegedly committed by Israel according to the Arab League is instead of ''the Charter and UN resolutions and of international law''.

    The extraordinary meeting of the organization's foreign ministers was summoned after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement for a national unity government which could accelerate the premier's annexation plans for the West Bank in the coming months.

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