Published: 2019-09-15 11:02
Last Updated: 2019-09-15 11:26
The Israeli occupation government headed by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to hold its weekly meeting themed the "Regional Council" in the Jordan Valley, West Bank on Sunday, September 15, 2019.
The meeting comes days after a wave of widespread international condemnation of Netanyahu's intention to annex Israeli illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The annexation plan comes in conjunction with the Israeli elections scheduled for September 17, which Netanyahu, 69 years, stands for, for the second time in five months.
Earlier last week, Netanyahu made an announcement of his intention to annex Israeli illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and to impose Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.
However, Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi stressed the need for the Security Council and the entire international community to take "a clear and unequivocal" stance in order to condemn the annexation announcement, to reject this flagrant violation of international laws and international legitimacy resolutions as a dangerous escalation that undermines the foundations of the peace process, pushes the whole region towards violence, and fuels conflict.
Safadi affirmed that this announcement will perpetuate an atmosphere of despair that will spark anger and violence, which will threaten peace and security in the whole region.