Stop Israel’s Annexation Plans

Call our government to take action against Israel's annexation plan

Write to your MP to urge the government to respond robustly to Israel's plan to steal more Palestinian land.

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Urge your MP to push for action against Israel annexation

Israel have pledged to annex parts of the West Bank, for Palestinians the practical conditions of life after annexation is already happening with forced displacement to create space for settlements. Israel want the legal definition of annexation so they can claim sovereignty of the occupied Palestinian territory.

Write to your MP requesting they urge the government to uphold international law and impose sanctions against Israel. By not doing enough, this gives the Israeli government the message that they can continue breaking international law and eventually annex more and more land. We must stop this in its tracks.


 

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As your constituent, I would like to draw your attention to the Israeli Government’s declaration that from July 1st 2020. This states Israel will begin the process to annex areas of Palestinian Occupied Territories it has occupied since June 1967.

Israel is already in breach of international law and should be facing the consequences as such, not just words of condemnation.

If Israel moves forward with its annexation plans it will be in further violation of several UN Security Council Resolutions including UNSCR 242 and 2334. This annexation will completely remove Palestinian rights to self-determination and destroy any hopes of justice for the Palestinians.

The UK with EU countries on 12 September last year declared that the unilateral annexation of any part of the West Bank would be “a serious breach of international law”.

⁣In the interest of international law, respect for the right of self-determination and to prevent other states from copying Israel’s actions, I would like to ask you as my MP if you could let me know if you will:

Uphold international law and call for the government to impose sanctions on Israel if it starts to annex Occupied Palestinian Territories’?

Yours faithfully,

 

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Call our government to take action against Israel's annexation plan

Israel have pledged to annex parts of the West Bank, this move can happen any day now.  Although this would be illegal under international law, it is part of Trump’s “deal of the century“.

What is annexation?

Annexation is a concept in international law, where simply put, one state forcibly takes parts of another state to increase its own land.

In 1967 Israel began its military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, (stole Palestinian land through force).

Consequentially communities of Israeli settlers started moving in to this now ‘occupied Palestinian territory’. Currently, there are roughly 140 Israeli settlements scattered around the West Bank with 75% based on the West Bank border, all of which are illegal under international law.

Donald Trump’s so called “peace plan” backs the annexation of parts of the West Bank, unifying those Israeli settlements close to the border to create a larger Israeli state. This is serious, as Israel will claim sovereignty over the annexed land.

What does this mean for Palestinians?

The territorial gap between Palestinian land will widen and Palestinians connection to their land will weaken. It will remove vital water and food resources and destroy the Palestinian peoples right to self-determination.

Even though annexation is illegal under international law, Trump’s support makes Netanyahu’s plan of incorporating the West Bank as Israeli territory and ultimately eliminating Palestinians from the land inevitable.

What should you do?

The UK government officially oppose settlements, because its a blatant violation of international laws but our government is failing  to hold Israel accountable.

Write to your MP to urge the UK government to respond robustly to annexation plans with the appropriate actions.

 

We must act now, occupation is becoming normalised. It is not okay to steal Palestinian land and infringe their human rights!

 

 

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