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UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Israel that it should not annex parts of the occupied West Bank, cautioning that London would not recognise any changes to the 1967 lines. "Annexation would represent a violation of international law," Johnson was quoted as saying by ynetnews.com.

Reuters | London | Updated: 01-07-2020 14:07 IST | Created: 01-07-2020 13:51 IST
UK PM Johnson tells Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (File photo) Image Credit: ANI

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Israel that it should not annex parts of the occupied West Bank, cautioning that London would not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines.

"Annexation would represent a violation of international law," Johnson was quoted as saying by ynetnews.com. "It would also be a gift to those who want to perpetuate the old stories about Israel."

"I profoundly hope that annexation does not go ahead," he said. "If it does, the UK will not recognize any changes to the 1967 lines, except those agreed between both parties."


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