Pocan and Jayapal Denounce Netanyahu Annexation Threats, Urge Adherence to Human Rights and International Law
WASHINGTON, DC (April 11, 2019) – U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today released the following statement condemning Prime Minister Netanyahu’s comments on annexing the West Bank.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu’s campaign threat to annex the West Bank signals an alarming and unprecedented violation of human rights and international law. This move to entrench Israeli control over disenfranchised Palestinians would be a moral catastrophe, push a two-state solution further out of reach, and undermine Israel’s international standing.
“In the wake of his narrow reelection, we urge Prime Minister Netanyahu to reverse course from his provocative campaign rhetoric. Elected leaders should be advancing the cause of peace – not undermining it. We will make clear that Congress firmly rejects the unilateral annexation of West Bank territory, and other actions that undermine the two-state solution and threaten the U.S.-Israel relationship.”