RAMALLAH, Monday, May 18, 2020 (WAFA) – The Fatah Central Committee Monday called on the Palestinian people to be well-prepared to face Israel’s prospective move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Israel will annex its illegal colonial settlements besides to the Jordan Valley, a fertile strip of land running west along the Jordan River, which is home of some 65,000 Palestinians and makes up approximately 30 percent of the West Bank, according to the coalition deal reached between Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and his contender Benny Gantz.
Israel will apply sovereignty to these large swaths of the West Bank on the basis of the US-touted Mideast plan, dubbed deal of the century, which in fact endorses Israel’s longstanding policy of permanent occupation, colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people.
During a meeting held earlier today in Ramallah, Fatah Central Committee discussed the dangerous political developments, and the ramifications of the “destructive policies and positions” adopted by the new Israeli government.
The committee debated and examined the details on how the Palestinian people will respond to the Israeli annexation plan, and added that the response would be approved by the Palestinian leadership, which will convene on Tuesday.
It called on the Palestinian people everywhere to get prepared and be on alert to face the upcoming events in relation to implementing the Israeli annexation plan.
It stressed Fatah’s role in mobilizing and supporting all segments of the Palestinian people, particularly the prisoners in Israeli custody, and affirmed its commitment to help them secure their rights and entitlements.
It reviewed various international and Arab positions on Israel’s annexation move, praised Jordanian King Abdullah II’s position in this regard, and called on the European Union countries to resolve their positions in line with their legal obligations, commitments and political goals in facing the annexation move.
The annexation of Palestinian territory occupied in 1967 is illegal under international law, and it would put much of the occupied West Bank under Israeli sovereignty, leaving only a few small pockets of densely populated Palestinian bantustans.