PA: Recognition of Palestine will thwart annexation

Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh claimed on Monday that ‘Israel is not interested in a two-state solution or a one-state solution and therefore the discourse in Israel is not on the issue of annexation, but on the nature and size of the territory that will be annexed from the Palestinian lands.’

Speaking during a conference call with about 40 British MPs, journalists and civil society representatives, Shtayyeh said that Israel is striving to topple the PA with the steps it is taking.

He noted that ‘the annexation plan poses an existential threat to the Palestinian people and a threat to regional security.’

He called on the British government to adopt the decision of the British Parliament calling for recognition of the ‘State of Palestine’ in order to prevent Israel from implementing a move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria…”

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