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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Image Credit: AFP

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern on Wednesday about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if re-elected, saying it would be illegal and gut prospects for regional peace.

“Such steps, if implemented, would constitute a serious violation of international law,” he said in a statement. “They would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations and regional peace, while severely undermining the viability of the two-State solution.”

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