EU’s Borrell warns of violence if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, urged Israel not to annex the Jordan Valley, warning of Palestinian protests if it went ahead.

“This may happen … You can be sure it’s not going to be peaceful,” Borrell told the European Parliament.

Borrell, who traveled to Washington last week, also reiterated his rejection of parts of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new peace plan for the Middle East.
“The proposals tabled two weeks ago clearly challenge the internationally agreed parameters. It is difficult to see how this initiative can bring both parties back to the table,” Borrell said of Israel and the Palestinians.

“I made this point to my (U.S.) interlocutors: we need to ask ourselves whether this plan provides a basis for progress or not,” he added.

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