WHO OWNS THE LAND?
Abbas’ adviser: Annexation will lead to intifada
June 17, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority (PA) continued on Tuesday to send threats and warnings meant to deter Israel from implementing sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser, Nabil Shaath, warned in an interview with a PA-based news website that ‘if Israel insists on annexation, we will no longer abide by the rules in the confrontation against them and an intifada will occur.’
Shaath called the intention to apply sovereignty ‘a criminal step on the part of Israel.’
On Sunday, Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that an application of sovereignty over even ‘one inch’ of ‘occupied Palestinian Territory’ by Prime Binyamin Benjamin Netanyahu would mean an extermination of any chance of peace in the region.
‘If Netanyahu goes ahead with the annexation and apartheid, then he must ally with the American racist extremist organization, Klu Klux Klan, and must be ready to assume all his responsibilities as an occupying power,’ said Erekat, who spoke during a virtual meeting of Israeli and foreign journalists and quoted by the Wafa news agency…” (Genesis 15:18 states: “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” and in Joshua 1:4 we read: “From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.” These verses encompass all of the land modern Israel currently possesses, plus all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), plus some of Egypt and Syria, plus all of Jordan, plus some of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God has promised. See the next three reports.)
Jordanian King: Sovereignty will threaten stability
June 17, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Jordan’s King Abdullah warned on Tuesday that Israel’s planned move to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria next month would threaten stability in the Middle East, Reuters reported.
Speaking in a video conference with US congressional leaders and committees, the Jordanian King ‘warned that any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in the West Bank is unacceptable and undermines the prospects of achieving peace and stability in the region,’ a royal palace statement said.
Abdullah, who aides say has been deeply concerned about the sovereignty plan, told US lawmakers that peace would only come with the creation of a ‘independent, sovereign and viable Palestinian state’ with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.
The Jordanian King recently warned Israel against applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, saying that if Israel goes through with the sovereignty move, ‘it would lead to a massive conflict with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’.
Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz later threatened that the kingdom would review its relationship with Israel if the Jewish state goes ahead with the sovereignty move…”
PA urges Greece to take position against sovereignty
June 20, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday urged Greece to take a position against Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, the Xinhua news agency reports.
PA cabinet leader Mohammed Shtayyeh phoned Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, urging him not to undermine international law and the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people, according to the report.
The phone conversation came a day after an official visit by Mitsotakis to Israel, where he met with President Reuven Rivlin as well as with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
‘The relations and common interests between Greece and Israel should not be at the expense of the Greek people and government’s faith in international law and the right of peoples to self-determination,’ Shtayyeh told Mitsotakis in the phone conversation, according to a statement by his office.
‘Greece must speak loudly against the Israeli annexation plans,’ added Shtayyeh, urging his counterpart to recognize ‘Palestine’ as a state…”
IDF generals urge Trump to stand behind Netanyahu’s sovereignty plan
June 23, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “A group of IDF generals has written a letter to US President Donald Trump urging him to support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s annexation plan to apply sovereignty over parts of the West Bank.
The group, known as habit’honistim – Protectors of Israel – holds that the plan offers Israel an unparalleled security opportunity to place 30% of the West Bank within Israel’s permanent borders.
‘Your farsighted vision for peace, which includes a recognition of Israel’s sovereign rights in Judea and Samaria – the cradle of Jewish civilization – has put wind in the wings of thousands of Israel Defense Force officers and warriors and buffeted the sails of the Israeli nation as a whole,’ the group wrote.
‘Mr. President, thanks to your friendship and visionary leadership, we stand now at an historic crossroad in the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel,’ it continued.
‘We trust that you will continue to work to secure the future peace of the people of Israel and of the Middle East as a whole by standing with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he applies our sovereignty to our eastern frontier, the Jordan Valley and to our cities, villages and farms in Judea and Samaria in accordance with your visionary peace plan,’ the group said…”