European Parliamentarians Write Letter Against Israeli Annexation of West Bank

European parliamentarians write letter against Israeli annexation of West Bank

More than 1,000 European Parliamentarians have voiced their concern over a possible Israeli annexation of occupied Palestinian land. Among them were also prominent members of the Green party in Germany, Green members of the Bundestag and the European parliament. The two co-heards of Alliance 90/The Greens, Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck are among the signatories, as well as the deputy speaker of the Bundestag, Ms. Claudia Roth, former minister Jürgen Trittin and the two heads of the parliamentary faction, Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Dr. Anton Hofreiter.

“Acquisition of territory by force has no place in 2020 and must have commensurate consequences. Failure to adequately respond would encourage other states with territorial claims to disregard basic principles of international law. The rules-based global order is central to Europe’s own long-term stability and security. We have a profound interest and responsibility to protect it.”, the letter states.

The signatories call on the EU governments to take a lead in “bringing international actors together to prevent annexation and to safeguard the prospects of the two-state solution and a just resolution to the conflict.”