IQNA

15:05 - June 16, 2020
News ID: 3471724
TEHRAN (IQNA) – UN human rights experts said Tuesday that Israel's plan to annex significant parts of the occupied West Bank would violate international law banning the taking of territory by force, and urged other countries to actively oppose it.

 

The joint statement, signed by nearly 50 independent experts, also voiced dismay at US support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's unlawful plan to extend sovereignty, de facto annexation of land that the Palestinians seek for a state.

"The annexation of occupied territory is a serious violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions, and contrary to the fundamental rule affirmed many times by the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly that the acquisition of territory by war or force is inadmissible," it said, Reuters reported.

 

 

 

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