RAMALLAH (Dispatches) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says that the Zionist regime’s plan of annexing parts of the West Bank is rejected, whether it is partial or complete.
Abbas’s announcement was made in a telephone conversation with Simonetta Sommaruga, president of the Swiss Confederation, the official WAFA news agency reported.
The report said that Abbas stressed that the Palestinians reject the U.S. Mideast plan, adding that it violates all the international resolutions.
The Swiss president said that Switzerland opposes any unilateral actions or any changes that violate international law and the international legitimacy, and called for the Zionist regime and the Palestinians for a dialogue.
Sommaruga told Abbas that her country will continue providing support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, mainly in the field of health to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
In another development, during an online meeting with 40 British lawmakers, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye accused the occupying regime of planning to dissolve the Palestinian Authority (PA), adding that the Palestinians will not let the regime do so "because the PA was the result of the Palestinian struggle.”
"The Israeli annexation plan threatens the existence of the Palestinian people and their just cause and also threatens security and stability in the region,” said Ishtaye.
The Zionist regime is planning to annex more than 30 percent of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley. It also plans to impose its so-called ‘sovereignty’ on several illegal settlements in the territory.
Tension between the two sides has mounted after Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his annexation plan will be implemented on July 1.
The United Nations top human rights official Michelle Bachelet has called on the Zionist regime to halt its ‘illegal’ plans to annex part of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank and warned it could lead to deadly clashes.
"Annexation is illegal. Period,” Bachelet said in a statement. "I am deeply concerned that even the most minimalist form of annexation would lead to increased violence and loss of life.”