Israel’s planned annexation of the occupied West Bank will negatively affect its relations with the European Union (EU), the German Ambassador to Israel, Susanne Wasum-Rainer, announced yesterday.
“The EU won’t recognise the Israeli annexation move in the occupied West Bank,” Wasum-Rainer told reporters.
The EU and Germany recently described the plan to be “in violation of international law.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set 1 July because the day to start annexing the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley. Palestinians believe the plan will dsicover the occupation state seizing 30 % of the West Bank.
As an outcome, the Palestinian Authority has said it is no longer bound by any of the treaties previously agreed with Israel.
OPINION: The EU’s delay in sanctioning Israel reflects its compromised ‘peace building’ agenda