European Union Urges Israel Not To Take The Jordan Valley – European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell urges Israel not to annex the Jordan Valley. According to him, these actions could ignite large protests from Palestinians.
“This is possible. You can be sure this will not be peaceful,” Borrell said when speaking to the European Parliament on Tuesday (11/2) quoted by the Middle East Monitor page.
On that occasion, he reaffirmed the Middle East peace plan, including for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was drafted by President of the United States (US) Donald Trump. In addition to violating international law, the plan has the potential to bury the peace process of both parties.
The proposal submitted two weeks ago clearly opposes internationally agreed parameters. It is difficult to see how this initiative can bring the two parties back to the negotiations, Borrell said.
He claimed to have expressed his views to the US. We need to ask ourselves whether this plan provides a basis for progress or not, he said.
European Union Urges Israel Not To Take The Jordan Valley
On Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his rejection of Trump’s peace plan before the UN Security Council. “This plan revokes the rights of Palestinians, our right to self-determination, freedom and independence in our own country,” Abbas was quoted as saying on the Algerian website.
Abbas believes Trump’s peace plan has approved what is illegal. His statement refers to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank region. Login 99Bandar
On that occasion, Abbas also stressed that the rejection of Trump’s peace plan was not only voiced by his country. The Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the African Union and the European Union also behave the same as Palestine.
Nevertheless, Abbas believes that peace between Israel and Palestine is still possible and can be achieved. We are still committed to peace as a strategic choice, he said.
The Middle East peace plan released by Trump on January 28 drew much criticism and protest. In the plan, Trump’s partiality is very apparent towards Israel’s political interests related to the resolution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
Trump declared Jerusalem an undivided capital of Israel. He also acknowledged the Israeli occupation of parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. With these plans, the Palestinian position increasingly marginalized. Palestinians can no longer expect East Jerusalem as the future capital of their country.
The territories that Palestine wants, based on the 1967 border line, are also dispersed. Because Israel has annexed parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley.