GCC Condemns Israeli Plans to Annex Parts of the West Bank – Asharq Al-awsat English

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf stressed the importance of the Council of the Arab League resolution, issued at their meeting at the ministerial level in its extraordinary session on Thursday, condemning the Israeli occupation authorities' implementation of plans to annex any part of the Palestinian territories.

He affirmed the position of the Gulf Cooperation Council on the Palestinian cause as the first Arab and Muslim issue, expressing support for the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people over all their territories occupied since June 1967.

Hajraf also stressed support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the necessity of activating the efforts of the international community to resolve the conflict.

He noted that the Israeli decision to annex Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including the Jordan Valley, the northern Dead Sea, and the lands on which Israeli settlements are located and their surroundings, is a grave breach of the Charter and the resolutions of the United Nations and the principles of international law that prohibits the disposal or annexation of occupied territories

Hajraf also slammed all Israeli policies and practices against the Palestinian people and their sanctities, including what is taking place in occupied East Jerusalem, the recent Israeli aggression aimed at controlling Islamic Waqf lands around the Ibrahim Sanctuary in the occupied Hebron city, and the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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