Outside of Palestine, it is Jordan that stands to lose the most from annexation. So how will they react?
Israel's top two leaders have appeared to feud about the timing of the country's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, complicating the task of American officials who were in Jerusalem trying to finalise a plan.
Emirati media says both sides will work together on medical projects, including those to combat virus new, at a time of strong Arab opposition to Israel's plans to annex parts of occupied West Bank.
The deceased was identified as Ahmad Erakat, nephew of Saeb Erakat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
"I call upon Israel to abandon its annexation plans," says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, adding that such a move would "threaten efforts to advance regional peace."
Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn says Israel's annexation of parts of occupied West Bank would be "stealing" and would make European Union's recognition of Palestine as a state "inevitable."
In just three weeks time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank in a move that many countries consider illegal.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
Some observers suggest the move to annul law retroactively legalising unauthorised settlements was aimed at deterring International Criminal Court scrutiny of the plight of Palestinians.
A panel voted to repeal the 2017 measure, under which settlers could remain on land if they built there without prior knowledge of Palestinian ownership, or if homes were built at the state's direction. Eight voted in favour and one against.
Although the left in Israel is no match for the dominant right, it has managed to generate some resistance to Netanyahu's reckless ambition.
Israeli PM Netanyahu says his controversial annexation plan for occupied West Bank "will be implemented within a few weeks" and his government will "not approve" the establishment of a Palestinian state.
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