Congressmen and other political figures in Colombia on Monday rejected Israel's plans to annex the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.
They consider that the imminent action of the State of Israel, encouraged by the 'Century Agreement' of US President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, violates fundamental principles of International Law, including the right to self-determination and the inadmissibility of annexing a territory by force.
They signed the Manifesto against the Annexation of the West Bank, published in the framework of a South African civil society initiative and part of a unified response from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The signatories of the Manifesto call for sanctions against Israel and call for the reactivation of the UN Special Committee against Apartheid to curb the policy of the Israeli government.
The document points out that successive Israeli governments have used negotiation processes with the Palestinian people, which have continued for decades, as weapons to further increase and entrench the theft of Palestinian land, forcibly displace Palestinian communities and expand their illegal settlements.
Among the Colombian signatories are Ivan Cepeda Castro, Feliciano Valencia Medina, Antonio Esremid Sanguino, Ivan Leonidas, Aida Avella, Victoria Sandino, Pablo Catatumbo, Jairo Reinaldo Cala, Clara Lopez Obregon and others, as well as the political parties: Patriotic Union and Alternative Democratic Pole.