Dr. Erekat on Israeli Approval of Bill to Annex the Occupied Jordan Valley

Press Releases
December 30, 2013

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat

“Israel has shown once again that it is not interested in a two-state solution. Netanyahu’s government continues to destroy international peacemaking efforts by turning its occupation into an annexation. Denying Palestine of its only international border with Jordan is a clear step towards a permanent Apartheid regime consisting of one state with two segregated systems.”

“The international community must hold Israel accountable for this latest step. This government of settlers, for the settlers and by the settlers is succeeding in destroying the chances of a negotiated two-state solution. We reiterate our call upon the international community to ban all settlement products, and to cut all possible ties with the Israeli occupation, including the organizations supporting it. We call upon the countries who have not yet recognized the State of Palestine on the 1967 border to do so. Palestine is currently evaluating its next steps, including recourse through legal and diplomatic venues such as the International Criminal Court and other international forums."

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