RAMALLAH, May 18 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Monday called on the Palestinians to be well-prepared to resist an Israeli plan of annexing parts of the West Bank's territories.
Israel Radio had reported that Israel plans to annex the Jordan Valley and some settlements in the West Bank on July, according to a coalition deal reached between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his competitor Benny Gantz.
The Central Committee of the leading Fatah Movement, which held a meeting earlier on Monday in Ramallah, said in an emailed press statement that the new Israeli coalition "is adopting destructive policies and positions."
"The committee debated and studied the details on how will be the response to the Israeli annexation plan," said the statement, adding that "the response will be approved by the Palestinian leadership which will convene on Tuesday."
The statement of Fatah's Central Committee called on the Palestinian people to get ready and be on alert to confront the upcoming events that will be the result of implementing the Israeli annexation plan.
The statement called on the European Union "to make its position clear in line with its legal obligations and commitments and its political goals in facing the Israeli annexation plan."
Netanyahu had earlier stated during the ceremony of the formation of the new coalition government that "it's time for imposing the Israeli sovereignty on the West Bank," according to Israel Radio. Enditem