UK Foreign Secretary Condemns Any Forced Annexation of the West Bank but Home Secretary Said to Approve of Such Illegal Land Grab

In-depth Report:

The British Home Secretary supports an Israeli illegal forced annexation of the Occupied Palestinian West Bank whilst the Foreign Secretary is adamant that the UK will never support  illegal land grabs of either East Jerusalem or the West Bank.

Whose opinion will prevail?  The United Kingdom has been consistent in its declaration that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories are a violation of accepted international law and the Geneva Conventions on Human Rights, and our Foreign Secretary clearly reiterated this position during the week.

The situation is crystal clear as is the unanimous UN Security Resolution 2334 which demands the repatriation of all 600,000 illegal settlers back to their homes in Israel.

For the Home Secretary, however, to treat the UNSC with such contempt does not auger well for Britain’s place within the international community of nations.  Perhaps it would be advantageous for her to be moved to a department where she could do less damage.  Maybe Minister for Culture would be appropriate as it would not entail foreign travel or gratuitous interference in Britain’s foreign affairs, as unfortunately occurred in her previous ministerial position from which she was forced to resign.


Note to readers: please click the share buttons above or below. Forward this article to your email lists. Crosspost on your blog site, internet forums. etc.

Hans Stehling (pen name) is an analyst based in the UK. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

Featured image is from IMEMC

Comment on Global Research Articles on our Facebook page

Become a Member of Global Research

Articles by: Hans Stehling

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s). The Centre for Research on Globalization will not be responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect statement in this article. The Centre of Research on Globalization grants permission to cross-post Global Research articles on community internet sites as long the source and copyright are acknowledged together with a hyperlink to the original Global Research article. For publication of Global Research articles in print or other forms including commercial internet sites, contact: [email protected] contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of "fair use" in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than "fair use" you must request permission from the copyright owner.

For media inquiries: [email protected]