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EU's foreign policy chief Borrell warns of violence if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

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EU’s Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell urged Israel on Tuesday not to annex the Jordan Valley, warning of Palestinian protests if it went ahead.
“This may happen … You can be sure it’s not going to be peaceful,” Borrell told MEPs during Strasbourg’s plenary session.
During his visit to Washington last week, Borrell rejected some parts of US President Donald Trump‘s peace plan for the Middle East, citing that the proposal was challenging the internationally agreed parameters.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced his interest to annex the Jordan Valley, if he wins re-election. Israel captured the West Bank, part of which is the Jordan Valley, in the 1967 war.
“If I receive from you, citizens of Israel, a clear mandate to do so … today I announce my intention to apply with the formation of the next government Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea,” said Netanyahu on September.

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