Palestine’s mission at the United Nations (UN) reportedly announced on Saturday, that a meeting involving Arab countries’ representatives at the international organization, will be convened this Monday, within Palestinian efforts underway, to challenge Israeli government’s plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian West Bank, to the occupation state of Israel.
Riyad Mansour, Head of the UN’s Palestine Mission, told the Ramallah-based Palestine’s Radio that the planned meeting would involve representatives of 22 Arab countries and other member states of the UN’s Security Council, including Germany, Britain and Belgium.
He was quoted as saying “this move is among some other moves, taken by the Arab group at the UN, in an attempt to prevent Israel from going ahead with its declared plan of annexation, expected by July 1 of this summer”.
He noted that United Nations Secretary General has been exerting some efforts within the same attempts and that the secretariat, itself, has already warned against the Israeli annexation plans.
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