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Israeli Prime Minister Rapid Urges World Leaders to Block ICJ Opinion on Israeli Occupation – Middle East Monitor

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday urged world leaders to block Palestinians from submitting to the UN for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the Israeli occupation, the prime minister’s office said. . Reuters report.

In the letter, Rapid called on more than 50 heads of state, including Britain and France, to put pressure on the Palestinian authorities, which have limited control over the occupied West Bank, to prevent them from pushing resolutions in the General Assembly. I asked.

A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Rapid’s efforts were “destined to fail”.

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A resolution approved by a UN commission in early November “urgently” examines Israel’s “long-term occupation, settlement and annexation of Palestinian territories”, which the ICJ said violated the Palestinian right to self-determination. I am asking for

In the 1967 Middle East war, Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, where Palestinians want a state.

“This resolution is the result of a concerted effort to single out Israel, discredit our legitimate security concerns, and outlaw our very existence,” Rapid told the news outlet. I wrote in a copy of the letter that was shared.

The status of the disputed territories should be the subject of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Mr Rapid said, adding that bringing the issue to the ICJ “will only end up in the hands of extremists”. rice field.

Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudine said, “We are confident that world leaders who have always supported our cause will not back down from their position.”

US-sponsored negotiations stalled in 2014, with senior members of what appeared to be Israel’s incoming coalition government opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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