Syria has strongly lambasted Israel’s plan for annexing much of the occupied West Bank and roundly rejected statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to grab more Palestinian lands in the occupied region.
Israel has already confiscated large swaps of Palestinian land, including annexing lands over territorial disputes regarding the Golan Heights and other parts of Syria.
Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed that Netanyahu’s statements came in the context of the “aggressive expansionist behavior of the usurping Zionist entity.
This came after the Israeli premier stressed that he would start plans for annexing more areas in the occupied West Bank on July 1 according to US President Donald Trump’s so-called one-sided Mideast plan.
Trump’s Middle East scheme largely meets Israel’s demands while creating a Palestinian state with limited control over its own security and borders, enshrining the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds as “Israel’s undivided capital” and allowing the regime to annex and destroy Palestinian settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley.
The so-called peace plan, which further denies the right of return for Palestinian refugees to their homeland, is also in total disregard for UN Security Council resolutions and the opposition by the vast majority of the international community.
In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war on Arab territories, during which it occupied a large swathe of Golan and annexed it in 1981, a move condemned by the international community.
Syria has repeatedly reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Heights, stressing the territory must be completely returned to the control of Damascus.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry also warned that Israel targets an entire nation, meaning that everyone must take a responsible position for defending the nation’s interests and rejecting any form of normalization with “this usurping entity.”
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