Palestinians rally against Israeli plan to annex West Bank lands

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-03 21:04:29|Editor: huaxia

RAMALLAH, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of Palestinians on Wednesday held a protest in the West Bank city of Nablus, rejecting the Israeli plan to annex Palestinian lands.

The protesters called for "consolidation of the people's resilience in their lands and escalation of popular resistance," while raising Palestinian flags and slogans against the annexation of Palestinian lands.

"The escalation of popular resistance by all means on all fronts is the proper response to Israel's plans," said Jihad Ramadan, Fatah party's secretary in Nablus, urging Hamas to end the internal division.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday night chaired a meeting for the crisis committee in charge of following up on Israel's possible annexation plans and U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East, better known as the Deal of the Century.

Following the meeting, Mahmoud al-Aloul, vice chairperson of the Fatah, told reporters that the leadership's decision to disengage from all agreements and understandings with Israel and the United States "is final and will not be retracted as long as Israel is pressing ahead with the implementation of the Deal of the Century."

Observers said the possible declaration by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of applying Israeli law on West Bank settlements and annexing large areas of the occupied territory in July would lead to violence and unrest.

The Israeli public radio reported that heads of Israeli security and army bodies will hold a meeting to discuss anticipated scenarios after Netanyahu's declaration of annexation. Enditem