European diplomats warn Israel over annexation

Itamar Eichner |
Published: 04.30.20 , 20:49
Eleven European ambassadors have warned Israel of severe consequences if it moves ahead with plans to annex large parts of the West Bank as part of a government coalition deal.
The ministers from Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and the EU told an Israeli diplomat in charge of Europe that pushing ahead with annexation would break international law and will destabilize the region as well as hurt Israel’s international standing, according to the report.
They said they are worried by the power-sharing deal between Likud and Blue and White, which paves the way for the annexation.
The meeting took place via videoconference.