England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain Reject Netanyahu Annex Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley (photo: special)

London, MINA – European countries reject the declaration of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who wants to annex and merge the Jordan Valley in Palestinian West Bank with Israeli territory.

Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain in a joint statement reported by Palestinian Information Center (Palinfo) on Friday (14/9) considered Netanyahu’s action a grave violation of international law.

“Israel’s decision is very confusing, any party should not make a decision that impedes the two-state solution, and thwarts peace.”

Previously, Netanyahu promised to merge the Jordan Valley into Israeli territory, if he wins again in the election held on 17 September.

Netanyahu’s declaration received criticism and rejection from the Arab and Islamic world and internationally. The European Union stressed that Netanyahu’s plan to join the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea region threatens peace opportunities.

The Jordan Valley is on the eastern border of West Bank and Jordan which is a strategic area for Palestinian State in the future.

Meanwhile, Peace Now Organization said that about 53,000 Palestinians and 12,800 Jewish settlers are living in the region. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)