A senior Palestinian official on Friday accused Israel of exploiting the United States partiality and the coronavirus pandemic to impose new facts on the ground.
The Israeli annexation plan “is not new,” said Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, in a press statement after having an online meeting with British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs James Cleverly.
“Israel has been implementing its plans of annexing Palestinian lands for a very long time,” she added.
Ashrawi called on the British government to recognize the state of Palestine and implement the British parliament’s overwhelming decision that supported the two-state solution in solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
During the online meeting, Cleverly described the Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands as “a big obstacle” that “may have a dangerous influence on the track of a real peace process,” according to the statement.