“It is not dissimilar from Putin using the Duma to ratify his annexation of the Crimea,” he said.
Following their annexation, the area of West Jerusalem tripled, and Jerusalem became the largest city in Israel.
The boundaries that distinguish occupation from colonization and annexation have already been crossed in Israel/Palestine.
1620s, from Medieval Latin annexiationem (nominative annexatio) "action of annexing," noun of action from past participle stem of annexare (see annex). The Middle English noun form was annexion "union; joining; territory acquired" (mid-15c.).