Palestine Rejects Trump Peace Plan, Says Jerusalem Is Not For Sale
The President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, has rejected Donald Trump’s new Middle East peace plan, saying that “it is impossible for any Palestinian child or Arab or Muslim or Christian to accept this.”
He made the disclosure in a press briefing while reacting to Trump’s joint remark with the Israeli Prime Minister on Tuesday.
“I will like to say, Trump or Netanyahu, Jerusalem is not for sale.
“All our rights are not for sale and not for bargaining.
“Your conspiracy deal won’t pass; if Jerusalem would go, should we accept a state without Jerusalem?
“This is why we told them from the beginning: No,” he said.
THE WHISTLER reported that the United States president had announced a peace plan for “a two state” of Israel and Palestine, recognizing Jerusalem as “Israel’s undivided capital” but added that Palestine would base its capital in Eastern Jerusalem.
He also approved a “50 billion dollars to Palestine” for its territorial expansion and development, if the conditions are met.
Netanyahu had also called the plan “a realistic path to a durable peace.”
But Palestinians had taken to the streets around Gaza strip to protest against the plan.
The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has been an age-long issue between Israelis and Palestinians and different plans by the international community to resolve the crisis has not been successful.
But Trump said he was determined to see to the end of crisis in the region.
“I was not elected to do small things or shy away from big problems,” he said on Tuesday.