This picture taken on September 11, 2018, shows a general view of a meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers at the organization's headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP Photo/Mohamed El-Shahed)
The foreign ministers of Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, and Kuwait said in a statement on Tuesday that Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands will worsen the conflict and feed extremism.
The statement was released after the foreign ministers had a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Arab League to look into updates on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The statement reinstated the countries’ stance in supporting Palestine to get its full legal rights and reject Israel’s planned annexation of any occupied Palestinian lands, warning of the move’s danger.
The statement also called on the international community to take clear and effective measures to prevent the annexation decision.
“It’s necessary to return to the table of serious and effective talks to solve the conflict based on the two-state solution and international resolutions,” the statement said.
Also on Tuesday, Egypt, Germany, France and Jordan released a joint statement saying they categorically reject Israel’s plan to annex part of the West Bank, and that such a move “would violate international law and could also have an impact on relations with Israel.”
After missing his July 1 target date to begin the annexation process, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would continue to discuss the matter with the Trump administration.