Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: Since the official Palestinian position is that
annexation has no impact on reality then it shouldn't be a problem for
Israel to carry it out!
Abu Rudeineh: Israeli legislation to annex settlements will not change
RAMALLAH, February 12, 2018 (WAFA - Official PLO news agency) – Nabil Abu
Rudeineh, spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas, Monday said any unilateral
steps related to Israeli annexation of settlements will not change the
reality, because settlements are illegal.
This came in response to news reports saying Israel is discussing
legislation with the US that would effectively annex illegal settlements in
the West Bank. He said any step in this regard would only result in more
tension and instability.
Abu Rudeineh warned against such legislation saying it would destroy every
international effort that aims to salvage the peace process.
He affirmed that no party has the right to discuss the situation in the
Palestinian territories, as it contradicts with all international
resolutions stipulating that the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967,
including East Jerusalem are land of the State of Palestine, which became an
observer state in the United Nations.