Norway urges Israel not to annex parts of the West Bank

Reuters |
Published: 06.02.20 , 21:33
Norway, which chairs a group of international donors to the Palestinians, urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Norway heads the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), which met on Tuesday to discuss Israel's plan to extend its sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.
"Any unilateral step would be detrimental to the (peace) process, and annexation would be in direct violation and contravention of international law," Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said after the meeting.