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Foreign Ministry: Pompeo’s remarks proves US complicity in Israeli settler-colonialism


RAMALLAH, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today announced that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks on Israel’s move to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories reaffirm the extent of the US complicity in the expansionist Israeli settler-colonialism.

The ministry condemned Pompeo’s statements that it was Israel’s decision whether to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and the US will offer its views on this to the new Israeli government in private.

Pompeo’s remarks “reaffirm the extent of the extent of the United States’ complicity in the expansionist Israeli settler-colonialist project in the occupied Palestinian territories and participation in this rancid cooking –in reference to the Israeli annexation scheme- which completely contradicts international legitimacy and its decisions, and aggressively violates international law,” said the ministry.

The Ministry added that Pompeo‘s statements are deemed “a furtherance of  the US undermining of the pillars of the international system and disregard for international peace references, particularly the land for peace the two-state solution principles.”

“Despite Pompeo‘s attempt to reduce the aggressiveness of his position when he indicated that the US will offer its views on this to Israel in private, this manipulation will not disguise the fact that the US is completely biased towards Israel, and the so-called deal of the Century is a proof of this,” it added.

The Ministry concluded that Pompeo’s remarks “fall within the scope of the US administration’s attempt to replace the peace and negotiations approach with the policy of blackmail and diktats, which should provoke the United Nations, the international community, and countries that claim keenness to achieve peace on the basis of a two-state solution.

K.T./ K.F.

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