Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns

Trump Plan Will ‘Finish Off Palestinian Cause’, PM Warns

PALESTIN - palestinian leaders have decried US President Donald Trump's plan for the Middle East as an effort to "finish of the Palestinian cause".
Trump on Monday held separate meetings with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival, Benny Gantz, in Washington, DC over his long-delayed proposal that has been kept secret.
"We reject it and we demand the international community not be a partner to it because it contradicts the basics of international law and inalienable Palestinian rights," Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said.
"It is nothing but a plan to finish off the Palestinian cause."
Palestinians fear the plan will dash their hopes for an independent state in the occupied West Bank, occupied East Jerusalem, and the besieged Gaza Strip.
Palestinian leaders say they were not invited to Washington and no plan can work without them.
Trump said the White House would release his plan at noon (17:00 GMT) on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority (PA) called on ambassadors of Arab and Muslim countries to boycott the event where the plan is expected to be unveiled.
On Monday night, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, was quoted by Wafa news agency as saying: "We call on Arab and Muslim ambassadors who have been invited to the unveiling of the deal of the century … not to attend these ceremonies that we consider a conspiracy aimed at undermining the rights of the Palestinian people."
Abu Rudeineh added that the plan aims to thwart the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. (Aljazeera)