Saudi Arabia Slams Netanyahu Plan For Partial West Bank Annexation – Report

Saudi Arabia Slams Netanyahu Plan For Partial West Bank Annexation – Report




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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has unveiled his first steps immediately after forming the new government after the election for the 22nd Knesset, announcing that Israel would extend its sovereignty on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.

Saudi Arabia has reportedly condemned Netanyahu’s plans and has called for an urgent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Foreign Ministers to discuss the issue, Reuters said Tuesday, citing Saudi state media.

It is not the first time that Netanyahu makes such statements, which are reportedly seen by political experts as the prime minister’s attempt to gain the support of the Israeli political spectrum before the election.

For decades, Israel has been in conflict with Palestinians, who have been seeking diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli government has refused to recognize Palestine Autonomy as an independent political and diplomatic entity and continues to build settlements in the occupied areas despite objections from the United Nations.

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