Several thousand Palestinians gathered in Jericho on Monday, June 22, to demonstrate against Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley. The demonstration was peaceful, and dozens of foreign diplomats joined the demonstration to show their support against the annexation plans.
Further protests are possible in the coming days. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected around any demonstration site.
Tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories have risen in recent weeks, as plans for the Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley continues. The Israeli government's plans have led to several large-scale demonstrations in Israel and the Palestinian territories, as well as caused the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to declare an end to all agreements signed with the United States and Israel on May 19.
Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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