The state of Israel announced plans for a unilateral annexation of part of the occupied West Bank earlier this year. Israel plans to annex its settlements and the Jordan Valley as of the 1st of July. 
Israeli annexation of the West Bank explained - Interpal
The state of Israel announced plans for a unilateral annexation of part of the occupied West Bank earlier this year. Israel plans to annex its settlements and the Jordan Valley as of the 1st of July. 
 
Despite the chaos and uncertainty of these times, the Israeli occupation is looking to further its disenfranchisement of Palestinians. Annexation plans would lead to nearly third of the West Bank permanently being annexed by Israel. 
 
This would take away fertile farmland, cause displacement of Palestinians and impact food security and livelihoods. Annexation would be a breach of international law and cause hardship and instability for Palestinians. 
 
This is colonialism in the 21st century and is morally unacceptable. The United Kingdom as a unique responsibility and we are asking our supporters to contact the Prime Minster and the Foreign Secretary to hold them accountable and demand they work to prevent this flagrant breaking of international law and endangering the future of peace and justice in the Middle East. 
Israel is now preparing to annex the settlements in the West Bank, as well as the Jordan Valley, on 1st July 2020

Israel is now preparing to annex the settlements in the West Bank, as well as the Jordan Valley, on 1st July 2020. Unilateral annexation breaches international law.

Palestinians are restricted from building homes in Area C, which comprises 60% of the West Bank under Israeli military control

Since 1967, Israel has been carrying out "creeping annexation" in the West Bank through the expansion of settlements, connected to Israel by infrastructure. Palestinians are restricted from building homes in Area C, which comprises 60% of the West Bank under Israeli military control.

Israel - There are about 200 settlements and they are considered illegal under the Geneva Conventions

Israel illegally occupied the West Bank in the 1967 war. Since then, more than 700,000 Israelis have established settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. There are about 200 settlements and they are considered illegal under the Geneva Conventions, which prohibit settling on land captured by force.

Israel has previously failed to comply with more than 40 UN Security Council resolutions

Israel has previously failed to comply with more than 40 UN Security Council resolutions, and about 100 UN General Assembly resolutions.

There are 50,000 Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley

There are 50,000 Palestinians living in the Jordan Valley, which makes up half of the West Bank's agricultural land and is crucial to Palestinian food security.

Palestinians have faced the ongoing catastrophe of displacement for more than 72 years

Palestinians have faced the ongoing catastrophe of displacement for more than 72 years. Israel's planned annexation of the West Bank will mark a defining moment in the ongoing Nakba, leading to further dispossession and deepening poverty, trauma and despair.

TAKE ACTION

Contact the Prime Minister

Contact Boris Johnson, the Prime Minster of the UK. 

If you are a resident of his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, you can also contact him as your local MP.

  • Email The Prime Minister's Office

    Visit email.number10.gov.uk

  • Tweet Boris Johnson

    @borisjohnson

  • Send a tweet to Downing Street

    @10DowningStreet

  • Call his Constituency Office

    If Boris Johnson is your local MP, call him on 020 7219 4682

Contact the Foreign Secretary

Contact Dominic Raab, the British Foreign Secretary and his office, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

  • Email Dominic Raab's Office

    fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk

  • Tweet Dominic Raab

    @DominicRaab

  • Send a tweet to the Foreign Office

    @foreignoffice

  • Call the Foreign Office

    020 7008 1500

The state of Israel announced plans for a unilateral annexation of part of the occupied West Bank earlier this year. Israel plans to annex its settlements and the Jordan Valley as of the 1st of July. 
Sample Letter &
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Dear Prime Minister Johnson,

I am writing to urge you to take immediate action to prevent Israel’s imminent illegal annexation of the occupied West Bank. The acquisition of territory by force is illegal- I ask you to act swiftly with the international community to protect the rights of the Palestinian people, including their rights to security and self-determination.

Palestinians continue to stand defenceless in the face of occupying power. The UK government must acknowledge its complicity in the long history of Palestinian dispossession and take serious steps towards protecting the human rights guaranteed to the Palestinians under international law.

The latest move by the Israeli government to illegally annex the West Bank follows the US government’s “Deal of the Century” which sets out a vision for a fragmented Palestinian territory, with Israeli control over its borders, air space and natural resources, as well as its territorial waters in the Mediterranean.

Israel’s planned annexation of the West Bank will mark a defining moment in the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing Palestinians, leading to further dispossession, poverty and trauma for generations to come.

I ask you to act now and make clear to Israel that annexation of the West Bank will be met with severe consequences from the international community. As a matter of urgency, the UK government must:

  •  Call on the government of Israel to abide by its obligations under international law for the protection of Palestinians.
  • Impose a ban on settlement goods in UK markets and economic sanctions until Israel complies with international law.
  • Work with the international community to ensure the government of Israel is held accountable for its violations of humanitarian and international law in relation to Palestinian rights.
  • Call on the Israeli government to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory.

The UK has a unique responsibility in this situation. Your citizens are looking to you to be right kind of leader in these difficult times. I would very much appreciate a response to the issues I have put forward.

Yours Sincerely,

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