On Wednesday, the United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres has warned that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has plans to expand an important party of the occupied West Bank would violate international law.
Mr. Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that “such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law.”
The UN Chief continued, “They would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations and regional peace, while severely undermining the viability of the two-state solution.”
PM Netanyahu’s controversial vow involves an extension of Israel’s sovereignty over the Northern Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, which accounted for one-third of West Bank, if he wins forthcoming week’s polls.
However, it would not include extending any Palestinian cities such as Jericho.
The pre-election promise has drawn immediate criticism from Arab Powerhouses with many warning – like Antonio Guterres – of disastrous consequences for the stagnant Israeli-Palestinian peace process.