UAE warns against West Bank annexation


The UAE’s ambassador to Washington, Youssef Al Otaiba, said that Israel cannot expect to normalise relations with the Arab world if it annexes land in the occupied West Bank.

In the Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, newspaper on Friday, Otaiba, said that the move would be what he called an “illegal takeover” of land Palestinians seek for a state.

“Annexation would – certainly and immediately – upend all Israeli aspirations for improved security, economic and cultural ties with the Arab world and the UAE,” he wrote

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