Arab FMs to Meet over Israeli Annexation Plans

Arab FMs to Meet over Israeli Annexation Plans

Arab League session at the Arab League office in Cairo, Egypt 15 April 2016 [Ahmed Gamil/Anadolu]

The Arab Foreign Ministers will meet on Thursday to discuss the steps and measures that Arab states can take if Israel annexes the West Bank, or parts of it, Wafa News Agency has reported.

In a statement, Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League, Hossam Zaki, said that the meeting, which will be held through video conference, will discuss various ways of providing political, legal and financial support to the Palestinian leadership to confront the Israeli plans.

They will also discuss ways to empower the Palestinian government to face the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the aggressive Israeli measures as well as Israel's seizure of Palestinian tax revenues.

Zaki added that Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit has held contacts during the past few days, especially with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, to that end.

Aboul-Gheit warned of the danger of the Israeli approaches to use the global concerns in facing the new epidemic of Covid-19 in order to establish a new status quo, annexing parts of the occupied Palestinian territories and declaring Israeli sovereignty over them, Zaki said.

Aboul-Gheit also called on the United Nations to assume its responsibilities regarding such Israeli moves.

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