UN Envoy Urges Israel to ‘Abandon Threats of Annexation’ of West Bank

Posted on May 20, 2020 11:55 am

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The United Nations’ top diplomat for the Middle East peace process called on Israel on Wednesday to “abandon threats of annexation” of a large portion of the West Bank.

“The continuing threat of annexation by Israel of parts of the West Bank would constitute a most serious violation of international law, deal a devastating blow to the two-state solution, close the door to a renewal of negotiations, and threaten efforts to advance regional peace and our broader efforts to maintain international peace and security,” U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the Security Council during a virtual meeting.