Israel is leaving bits of land to be somewhat self-governed by Palestinians, while besieging them with walls, colonies and military towers. Israel may advance its annexation in stages to decrease international alarm, but the remainder of Palestine already looks like swiss cheese; an impossible state to live in, function, and govern.
Palestinians would effectively be corralled into pockets of land -- like large open-air prisons, under the tight control of Israel. Many call it Apartheid. As Israel's largest trade partner, the EU can make clear that annexation and human rights violations in Palestine will lead to sanctions.
Avaaz fought hard for the United Nations to recognize Palestine as the world's 194th state, and we won. Palestine's Ambassador to Europe said then: "Avaaz and its members across the world have played a crucial role in persuading governments to support the Palestinian people's bid for a state and for freedom and peace. They have stood with us throughout and their solidarity and support will be remembered and cherished across Palestine". Let's stand with Palestinians, Israelis, and people everywhere who want to protect rights, freedom, and laws, and not the rule of the strong governing our world.
Israel is set to annex much of Palestine in 6 days, violating international law and ending the possibility of freedom for the Palestinian state. Europe and others can make Israel think twice, and we cannot let this pass without outcry. Demand our leaders act now: