On Friday, a Palestinian popular committee described Israel’s intention to annex parts of the occupied West Bank as a “new catastrophe.”
This was stated in a statement by the Chairman of the Popular Committee to Confront the Gaza Siege, Jamal Al-Khudari, on the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, which falls on May 15 of each year.
The Palestinians call the “Nakba” the process of displacement from their lands, by “armed Zionist gangs” in 1948.
Al-Khudari said, “The annexation of the occupation by parts of the West Bank with American support represents a new catastrophe for a people that has been subjected to the most severe violation of their rights in 72 years.”
He called for the intervention of the international community to implement all UN resolutions related to the Palestinian issue.
Al-Khudari considered that “the Israeli occupation struck across the wall all international decisions amid the silence of the international community, which encouraged it to persist with its colonial settlement policies.”
And at the end of last April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his partner, leader of the “Blue and White” party Benny Gantz, agreed that the new government would begin annexing the Jordan Valley and Israeli settlements in the West Bank, on July 1.
Palestinian estimates indicate that the annexation will reach more than 30 percent of the occupied West Bank.
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