İrem GÖL -TDO- According to Guardian, nearly 130 parliamentarians composed a letter to Boris Johnson urging him to impose economic sanctions against Israel if the new coalition government goes ahead with its threat to annex parts of the West Bank. The letter stated that annexation would be clearly illegal under international law. The signatories pointed out that the UK did not hesitate to sanction Russia after the annexation of Crimea, claiming any move in the West Bank would warrant a similar response.
They said: “International law is crystal clear. The acquisition of territory through war is prohibited. The Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 is a recent example where Britain quite properly opposed such acts with appropriate measures, including robust sanctions. Our government has stated that any annexation cannot go unchallenged.”