Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh called today upon the European Union to break the fait accompli which Israel has been trying to impose, by recognizing the State of Palestine as in independent country and pressuring Israel not to go ahead with its West Bank annexation plan.
Shtayyeh’s statement came during a meeting with consuls, ambassadors and representatives of the European Union at his office in Ramallah, where he briefed them on the latest political developments and the implications of the leadership’s decision to no longer abide by the agreements signed with Israel.
“Israel, by threatening and announcing the annexation, is violating international law and all agreements signed, whether the political, security, economic, and legal agreements. This is part of the systematic destruction of any opportunity for the establishment of the Palestinian state,” he remarked.
Shtayyeh renewed calls for an international conference to start an international and not a US-exclusive political process.
He expressed thanks to the EU for constantly the constant support to the Palestinian people, calling on the former “not to allow Israel to be above the law”.
Shtayyeh said, “We highly value the political and financial support and the European solidarity with Palestine, as well as Europe’s rejection of the Israeli annexation plan.”
“We assure you that we are committed to reaching a political solution that enjoys national, regional and international support,” he told the EU representatives.