Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas firmly rejected the Trump administration’s so-called “peace plan” on Tuesday, calling it the “the slap of the century.”
Abbas addressed the plan in a speech to senior Palestinian leaders, including representatives of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance groups, at the PA presidential headquarters in Ramallah.
“We say a thousand times: No, no and no to the ‘deal of the century,’” Abbas said, adding that the US plan “will not come to pass” and that “our people will send it to the dustbins of history.”
“We just heard President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu talking about the slap of the century. If God wills, we will strike them back with slaps,” he said.
Abbas spoke about an hour and a half after US President Donald Trump released the plan alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.
Abbas also declared that “Al-Quds is not for sale” and the Palestinian people’s “rights are not for sale or bartering.”
“Will we accept a state without Al-Quds? It is impossible for any Palestinian, Arab, Muslim or Christian child to accept that,” he said.
The plan envisions the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, a handful of neighborhoods in East Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip and some areas of the occupied territories’ south on condition that the Palestinians recognize the Zionist entity as a “Jewish state” and Hamas and other resistance groups in the Gaza Strip disarm.
The plan calls for allowing the Zionist entity to annex settlements, granting the occupation authorities sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and ongoing overall security control west of the Jordan River, and barring Palestinians entering occupied territories as refugees.
Source: Isaeli media