The Mission of the State of Palestine would like to share this publication with you on the threat of annexation, and Israel’s denial of Palestine’s right to exist. The collaborative analysis was published by the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department on 30.06.2020 and is dedicated to all the victims of Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy.
“To the memory of all children, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, and loved ones, we have watched the Israeli occupying forces kill them in cold blood. Most recently, Iyad Hallaq, Ahmad Erekat, Fadi Samara, Maher Za’atreh, and Sufian Al-Khawaja were left to bleed to death until they took their last breath.”
The report is in three sections: background, how annexation strangles Palestinian potential and the response. It contains contributions from Dr Susan Rose Power (section: ANNEXATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS), Head of Legal Research and Advocacy at Al-Haq and Dr Saeb Erakat (section: CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND WITH ANALYSIS: ANNEXATION), head of Palestinian negotiations department among others. This publication will inform all those interested in knowing more about the illegality of annexation and its impact on the lives of the Palestinian people, and their aspirations for an independent State of Palestine with an end to the occupation.
Today, Israel is enacting extreme policies and the current US administration is taking radical steps to deliberately liquidate the prospects of a viable two-state solution between Palestine and Israel.
Annexation & strangling potential:
Response – Failure To Act:
The international response to annexation is overall one of opposition and concern, yet there is no consensus on what action should be taken. As long as the Israeli government counts on continued impunity, it will have no incentive to cancel its annexation plan, let alone to engage in a meaningful peace process that adheres to basic terms of reference, including what the international community has requested from any other Peace Process, including respect for international law.