Macron called on Netanyahu to refrain from measures for the annexation of the West Bank
The President of France Emmanuel macron in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday urged to refrain from taking any action for annexation of the Palestinian territories, said on Friday the elysée Palace.
Macron also recalled the unwavering commitment of France to the security of Israel and its determination to reduce tensions in the middle East. "He expressed his attachment to the friendship and trust that bind France and Israel", - said in a communiqué.
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," the US President Donald trump. According to Netanyahu, the application of Israeli sovereignty in the Jewish settlements of the West Bank of the Jordan river was supposed to happen on 1 July. 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.
On Monday, the foreign Minister of Israel Gabi Ashkenazi said in an interview with radio Kan that the application of Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank of the Jordan river are scheduled over the coming days.
Trump on 28 January presented a plan of peaceful settlement known as "the deal of the century". The plan of the White house to recognize Jerusalem as the unified and indivisible capital of Israel, makes Israel the opportunity to Annex Palestinian territory in the West Bank of the Jordan river and to extend its sovereignty over the Jordan valley, and also offers the creation of a demilitarized Palestinian state without control over its borders and airspace. As the future capital of Palestine, the plan provides the village of Abu Dis in the Eastern suburbs of Jerusalem.
The Palestinians and some countries, this plan is not adopted, as it, in their view, deprives Palestinians of the right to those areas that are stipulated by the UN resolutions. The head of the Palestinian national authority, Mahmoud Abbas, the new plan is also rejected, saying that the Palestinians insist on recognition of their state in the 1967 borders with its capital in Jerusalem.