US President Trump has often been on the record saying that he wants to take a different path than his predecessors for resolving the decades-long dispute.
The peace plan is expected to be presented by the Trump administration in the spring or early summer.
However, details have started to leak…
The Trump Administration’s peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will not include the establishment of a Palestinian state according to a report in The Washington Post.
According to the report the plan promotes the provision of great economic opportunities for the Palestinians and Israeli control in the disputed territories.
The Information Minister of the Palestinian Authority Nabil Abu Rudeina, harshly criticized such an alternative.
“What we saw from the deal so far is not acceptable. If not all the issues are on the table such as Jerusalem and the refugees ”right to return” there is nothing to talk about,” Abu Rudeina said.
Abu Rudeina stressed that the PA will not accept the United States as a mediator in the peace negotiations and that payments to imprisoned terrorists and their families will not stop.
“You cannot send a soldier and then not help his family,” he said
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered the same sentiment a few days ago when asked about the plan. “We opposed this deal in the first place because it took Al-Quds out of Palestine, so we did not want the rest of the plan because there is no state without Al-Quds, and there will be neither a state in Gaza nor a state without Gaza.”
He added: “Why does President Trump want to talk about any solution or any issue after he transferred the embassy to Al-Quds and recognized Al-Quds as the capital of Israel? Therefore, I don’t think there is any sense in talking with him.” Abbas said.