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Jakarta Post

Govt lambasts Israel's plan to annex part of West Bank

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 2 2020   /  01:00 am
Protesters carry a placard which reads in hebrew 'no to annexation' as they gather in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Saturday, to denounce Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to forge ahead with annexing settlements and the Jordan Valley, in line with the peace proposals unveiled in January by US President Donald Trump. The plan has been angrily rejected by the Palestinians, who say they were not consulted on proposals they see as capitulating to Israeli demands.(AFP/Jack Guez)

Several governmental and non-governmental institutions in Indonesia have issued statements condemning Israel’s plan to annex a large part of the West Bank, which is set to be implemented on Wednesday. House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees foreign affairs, said it rejected the plan. “Commission I has taken an assertive stance to reject the annexation plan of the West Bank and to reject the efforts made by Israel to legalize its invasion of Palestine,” Commission I deputy chairman Abdul Kharis Almasyhari said on Tuesday as quoted by a statement on the House’s website. Kharis added that the lawmakers viewed Israel’s annexation plan as a vehicle to “take away the Palestinians’ land and exterminate the nation”. Commission I chairwoman Meutya Hafid said the official statement would be handed over to the government thro...