The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that it does not support Israeli actions aimed at “occupying the West Bank” and extending Israeli sovereignty over this territory.
The Kingdom condemns any unilateral measures and any violations of United Nations Security Council resolutions, as well as anything that could undermine the chances of resuming the peace process and achieving security and stability in the region, the Saudi News Agency SPA reports.
The statement of the Saudi Foreign Ministry also noted “a firm position towards the brotherly Palestinian people and commitment to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. In addition, the Kingdom announced its “support for the negotiation process in accordance with international law”.
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that under the new Government he could benefit from Israel’s law on Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, “where the Jewish nation was born and where it grew up”.
On Wednesday, the international community criticized Israel’s plans to annex part of the West Bank by July, while the United States said the UN Security Council statements were “somewhat similar”.