European countries have warned of the consequences of the annexation of the West Bank
The annexation of the territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river will have negative implications for Israel's security, said European countries included in the UN Security Council.
The statement was made by current members of the security Council and countries that will occupy a seat in the Council in 2021. Among them: Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Norway.
"Annexation would have negative consequences for security and stability in the region, including Israel's security," - said in a statement.
In late may, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the date of annexation of the territories of the West Bank of the Jordan river under the "deal of the century". According to Netanyahu, the application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jewish settlements of the West Bank of the Jordan river will occur July 1, and intentions to change this date no. Later, the Minister of water resources and higher education ze'ev Elkin said in an interview with the local press that the date of annexation may be moved for several days or weeks.
Israeli authorities have begun to take concrete steps towards annexation. Interchangeable Prime Minister benny Gantz has instructed the chief of staff to accelerate the preparation of the army in connection with the spread of Israeli sovereignty on parts of the West Bank of the Jordan river.