Israel’s annexation plan in West Bank ‘illegal’: UN rights chief

An aerial view shows the Jewish settlement of Kochav Hashachar in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (File photo: Reuter)

Israel’s aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank was clearly “illegal”, the UN’s human rights chief said on Monday, warning that the consequences could be “disastrous”.

“Annexation is illegal. Period,” Michelle Bachelet said in a statement, adding that “the shockwaves of annexation will last for decades, and will be extremely damaging to Israel, as well as to the Palestinians”.


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