The World Federation of Trade Unions, gathering in its ranks 100 million workers in 132 countries around the globe, strongly condemns the announcement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has promised to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if he wins the general election next Tuesday September 17th.

The Jordan Valley is a region of strategic importance while it represents 30% of the occupied West Bank and such statements show the escalation of Israeli authoritarianism against the Palestinian People in view of the elections.

This unacceptable statement of the Israeli Prime Minister, also shows once more that retreats, compromises and the so called “normalization” not only do not lead to a fair solution, but also make the policy of Israel even more aggressive, on the contrary.

The WFTU reiterates its internationalist solidarity with the People of Palestine and stably supports their right to the recognition of an Independent Palestinian State on the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital and the end of Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territories.


World Federation of Trade Unions