France warns Israel against partial annexation of the West Bank

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PARIS – Partial annexation of the West Bank by Israel would be a serious violation, and France is working with European partners to develop a joint action plan for prevention and reprisals if Israel takes such action, the French minister said on Wednesday. Foreign Affairs.

“In recent days, we have organized several videoconferences with European colleagues … in order to decide on a joint preventive action and possibly retaliation if such a decision was taken,” said Jean-Yves Le Drian during a hearing at Parliament.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said cabinet discussions would begin in July on extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, as discussed in the peace plan from US President Donald Trump for the Middle East. (Report by Myriam Rivet; Writing by GV De Clercq; Edition by Hugh Lawson)

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