Israel annexation will worsen conflict, feed extremism: Arab foreign ministers

Israeli troops stand guard as Palestinians marking the 72nd anniversary of Nakba and protest against Israeli plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in the village of Sawiya near Nablus May 15, 2020. (Reuters)

The foreign ministers of Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, and Kuwait said in a statement on Tuesday that Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands will worsen the conflict and feed extremism.

The statement was after the foreign ministers had a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Arab League to look into updates on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The statement reinstated the countries’ stance in supporting Palestine to get its full legal rights and reject Israel’s annexing of any occupied Palestinian lands, warning of the move’s danger.

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The statement also called on the international community to take clear and effective measures to prevent the annexation decision.

“It’s necessary to return to the table of serious and effective talks to solve the conflict based on the two-state solution and international resolutions,” the statement said.

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