Israel's plan to annex the West Bank is a war crime and a flagrant violation of international law, Arab League foreign ministers said Thursday, following a video conference between ministers of the organization.
Nothing is further from a peace effort than the plan that Israel and the Donald Trump administration have concocted for Palestine. Previous American administrations have all been pro-Israel, and they’ve made every effort to circumvent international law. But previous U.S. administrations have never formally challenged international law, and they considered the West Bank and Gaza occupied territories.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization has threatened to quit the Oslo Accords agreement that was brokered by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1993 after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was planning to unveil his so-called "peace plan" in the coming days.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of eastern Jerusalem Monday, despite ongoing protests from several residents in the area.
Reacting to comments by the U.S. ambassador in Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization Chief Saeb Erekat said Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's vision of Palestine was "annexation of occupied territory, a war crime according to international law."