ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2020-07-09  |  UPDATED: 1399/04/16 - 14:06:3 FA | AR | EN
Nearly 40 feared dead as torrential rains hit Japan            US soldier killed in road accident in southwestern Afghanistan             Drug couriers disguised as key workers during COVID-19 lockdown in UK            Belgium: Thousands denounce university headscarf ban ruling in Brussels            Armed Israeli settlers raid Palestinian farm in West Bank, injure two            Venezuelaís Maduro censures Ďcriminalí US sanctions during military parade            Brexit talks move to London after tough week in Brussels            Brazil reports over 26,000 new cases of coronavirus, 600 deaths            Ten out of the 12 hospitals in Texasí Rio Grande Valley are now full            Spain re-imposes lockdown on Galicia amid second wave of COVID-19            Pandemic Ďstretchesí Saudi healthcare, Americans denied treatment: Report            Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report             Trump coronavirus claims undercut by FDA official             Russia accuses US intelligence officers of trafficking drug from Afghanistan             Kabul-Hosted Intl Conference on Peace Process Begins            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/04/08 - 12:43:2
VISIT: 263
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

As Israeli annexation looms, US remains undecided


A demonstrator holds a placard against US President Donald Trump during a rally against Israelís plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, in Jericho on June 22, 2020. (Photo by Reuters)

Israel is getting ready to implement its highly controversial scheme to annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territory, but the US remains undecided on whether to support the move. At the same time, Gaza-based resistance groups say they are preparing a response to the illegal land grab bid.

Israelís new coalition, led by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has set July 1 as the date to begin moving forward with the plan to impose its "sovereignty" over about a third of the West Bank, including settlements and the fertile Jordan Valley.

Netanyahu has been looking for formal US support before proceeding with the annexation.

US undecided

A senior White House official told NBC News that American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, White House Special Envoy Avi Berkowitz and mapping expert Scott Leigh held several days of meetings in Washington that also involved Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trumpís son-in-law and senior adviser.

He said the discussions were "productive" but inconclusive, alluding to concerns about how the Israeli annexation could affect Trumpís self-proclaimed "deal of the century," which was unveiled in January with the aim of legitimizing Israelís occupation.

The US envoys then traveled to the occupied territories for further meetings and analysis of the Israeli scheme, he added. "There is yet no final decision on next steps for implementing the Trump plan."

Palestinians refuse talks

On Saturday, Israelís Kan public broadcaster reported that CIA representatives met this week in the West Bank city of Ramallah with Palestinian officials in a bid to convince them to open a dialogue with the White House about Trumpís Middle East plan, but the efforts were unsuccessful.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to receive a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to the report.

The Palestinian Authority (PA), it added, has informed US and European officials of its plans to gather weapons from its security forces and turn them over to the Israeli military in order to force the Tel Aviv regime to take over security in Palestinian-controlled areas.

PA urges Gantz to suspend annexation

Additionally on Saturday, Hussein al-Sheikh, the head of the PAís General Authority of Civil Affairs, called on Israeli minister of military affairs Benny Gantz, Netanyahuís coalition partner, to end the occupation and halt the West Bank annexation before demanding dialog with the Palestinians.

"Gantz must think of ending the occupation instead of mobilizing his army to annex [the West Bank] and consolidate the occupation," he tweeted.

It came a few days after Gantz expressed his readiness to directly negotiate with Abbas.

Gaza resistance groups prepare response

The Gaza-based Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance groups announced that they have agreed to work together against the West Bank annexation, the Al Resalah news site reported.

Meanwhile, Palestinian sources said the commanders of the armed wings of various resistance factions in the besieged Gaza Strip had received orders to respond to the Israeli plan and "overturn the table in the face of the occupation," if the regime claims "sovereignty" over the West Bank.

"All the military units on the ground are ready to respond to this plan," they told the al-Quds Palestinian daily.

"There is great coordination between the factions to devise a plan for responding to the plan, and the Joint Operations Room [of the armed groups] is continuing to hold contacts in this regard."

Separately, Israeli media reported that the regimeís army is making preparations for suppressing possible anti-annexation protests.

UN tries to convene Mideast Quratet meeting

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced that the world body is unable to convene the Middle East Quartet to discuss the Israeli annexation bid, the Quds Press reported.

"I am working with the Coordinator [for the Middle East Peace Process] Nickolay Mladenov to create an appropriate atmosphere to convene the quartet without preconditions," Guterres told a virtual press conference held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

"Currently, we are unable to create this atmosphere. However, we believe that dialogue is the only way to go ahead in this matter," he pointed out, renewing his call on Israel to relinquish its annexation plan.

Meanwhile, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni described the Israeli scheme as a "huge historic mistake."

 

SOURCE: PRESS TV

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/18935


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park


Armed Israeli settlers raid Palestinian farm in West Bank, injure two


Venezuelaís Maduro censures Ďcriminalí US sanctions during military parade


Brexit talks move to London after tough week in Brussels


Spain re-imposes lockdown on Galicia amid second wave of COVID-19


Pandemic Ďstretchesí Saudi healthcare, Americans denied treatment: Report


Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report


Trump coronavirus claims undercut by FDA official


Massive protests staged across Australia in support of Black Lives Matter


Iraqis rally to decry Saudi paperís offensive cartoon of Ayatollah Sistani





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in Rochester park

Nearly 40 feared dead as torrential rains hit Japan

US soldier killed in road accident in southwestern Afghanistan

Drug couriers disguised as key workers during COVID-19 lockdown in UK

Belgium: Thousands denounce university headscarf ban ruling in Brussels

Armed Israeli settlers raid Palestinian farm in West Bank, injure two

Venezuelaís Maduro censures Ďcriminalí US sanctions during military parade

Brexit talks move to London after tough week in Brussels

Brazil reports over 26,000 new cases of coronavirus, 600 deaths

Ten out of the 12 hospitals in Texasí Rio Grande Valley are now full

Spain re-imposes lockdown on Galicia amid second wave of COVID-19

Pandemic Ďstretchesí Saudi healthcare, Americans denied treatment: Report

Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report

Trump coronavirus claims undercut by FDA official

Russia accuses US intelligence officers of trafficking drug from Afghanistan

Kabul-Hosted Intl Conference on Peace Process Begins

12,189 Known Active Cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

Massive protests staged across Australia in support of Black Lives Matter

Iraqis rally to decry Saudi paperís offensive cartoon of Ayatollah Sistani

16 dead in Japan as heavy rain triggers floods, mudslides: Media

166 killed in Ethiopia protests over killing of musician

Columbus statue toppled by race protesters in Baltimore: media

FM Zarif: Iranís ditching of US dollar to ease sanctions pressure paying off

Refugees stranded in Mediterranean to be quarantined on Italian ship

WHO notes all-time high in coronavirus cases in 24 hours +World updates

Florida, Texas post daily COVID-19 records as ípositivityí rates climb

Daesh kills 2, including 5-year-old, in Nigeria

Iran lodges complaint against US at ICC over sanctions amid rise in COVID-19 infections

Russia calls UK courtís decision to hold Venezuelan gold Ďoutrageousí

Protesters burn American flag outside White House after Trumpís July Fourth speech

Baghdad condemns US for missile test inside its embassy

Iraq officially protests Turkeyís cross-border offensive

Right-leaning parties stage anti-govt demo in Rome

DFB-Pokal final: Bayer Leverkusen 2-4 Bayern Munich

Iran says has triggered JCPOA dispute mechanism Ďsix timesí

Trump fund-raising official tests positive for covid-19

70 affected by gas leak at Iranian petrochemical complex: Spokesman

Coronavirus: July 4th advice from Ivanka Trump backfires

Trump attacks Ďradical leftí in fourth of July speech

Indian Air Force carries out drills near China border


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š