UAE slams Israel’s plan to impose sovereignty in parts of West Bank

Abu Dhabi: Dr Anwar Gargash, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said Israel’s plan to use parts of the Occupied Territories is “a dangerous development that impedes the peace process and undermines international efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict”.

Dr Gargash made this comment at the emergency Arab League session of foreign ministers on Thursday.

In a statement issued after the meeting, which was held through video conference at the invitation of the State of Palestine, Arab countries condemned Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank in contravention of international consensus.

The UAE said that Israel’s attempt to impose sovereignty in parts of the occupied West Bank is “unacceptable and violates international law and resolutions and impedes the peace process”.