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European countries in the UN security Council does not recognize the annexation of the West Bank

European countries included in the UN Security Council declared that Israel's annexation of the West Bank of the Jordan river will entail consequences for their relations with tel Aviv, and the annexation of Europe will not be recognized.

The statement was made by current members of the security Council and European countries, who occupy seats in the Council in 2021. Among them: Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, Norway.

"In accordance with our obligations and responsibilities under international law, the annexation will have consequences for our relationships with Israel and will not be recognized by us", - said in a statement following the meeting of the UN security Council on the subject of middle East settlement.

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.