"Israel’s annexation plans represent a unilateral negation of the two-state solution and are opposed by most countries,” Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor said through a statement.
“Annexation would constitute a most serious violation of international law, undercut the possibilities of a renewal of negotiations, intensify tensions and further hamper efforts to advance regional peace and to maintain international peace and security,” he added.
The South African government stressed that the new Israeli plan would confine Palestinians to a "bantustan," a term used during the apartheid era to designate semi-autonomous rural territories in which the white minority secluded the black population.
#Israeli occupation forces order a halt on the construction on two homes in the village of Al-Tuwanah, in the area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, today. pic.twitter.com/2ikdRRT1P1