H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Affirms UAE’s Rejection of Israel’s Plans to Annex Palestinian Lands.

His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, expressed his deep concern and rejection of the measures included in the new Israeli Government’s plans to annex Palestinian lands in the West Bank and impose Israeli sovereignty over them.
His Highness warned that this unilateral move is illegal, undermines opportunities for peace, and contradicts all efforts made by the international community to reach a lasting political solution in accordance with relevant international resolutions.

His Highness rejected the statements of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he referred to an implicit Arab acceptance of these steps, considering that they contradict the Arab consensus, which is fixed in the decisions issued by the League of Arab States and confirmed in many Arab ministerial meetings.

His Highness affirmed that the path of the Middle East peace process is clear and established by the international principles agreed upon to resolve the Palestinian issue and end the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. His Highness also reiterated the UAE’s position that any action taken unilaterally impedes and hinders the chances of a lasting peace to which all parties aspire.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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