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.
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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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.
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!