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.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held a virtual meeting at ministerial level on Turkey's request with an aim to discuss Israel's threats to annex parts of Palestine.
“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.
Although the left in Israel is no match for the dominant right, it has managed to generate some resistance to Netanyahu's reckless ambition.
The plan offered up to the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union includes a "sovereign Palestinian state, independent, and demilitarised" with "minor modifications of borders where necessary".
Since George Floyd's death in the US state of Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Kenya to Israeli-occupied West Bank. Here're some of the murals:
Demonstrators waved Israeli and Palestinians flags and held placards against the occupation of the West Bank and the possible annexation of parts of it.
Palestinians are vocal in their opposition to US President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which gives Israel the green light to annex Jewish settlements and other strategic territory in the West Bank.
Settler leaders from the occupied West Bank voiced concern that Donald Trump's annexation map will leave many settlements as isolated enclaves, saying the US president was not a friend of Israel.
Fifty percent of Israelis support annexation, half of them only with US support, and
nearly 31 percent oppose annexation of Palestinian lands, says a new poll published by Israel Democracy Institute.
The Palestinians' official news agency Wafa identified the dead man as Eyad Hallak, a resident of the Wadi Joz neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem with special needs.
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