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Deal of Century OR Slap of Century

Posted by Aneela Shahzad on

Today again, Palestine's foreign minister al-Maliki has said that the US peace plan a 'surrender act'. He urges the international community to take the lead in the Israel-Palestine peace process.

He said, "The US 'deal of the century' is the consecration of our century-old ordeal: no independence, no sovereignty, no freedom, no justice"

Last year Palestinian Pres. Mahmud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump s peace efforts as the "slap of the century"

Last week, Israel Hayom published the main points of the deal from a leaked document circulated by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The main points of US President Donald Trump’s much-derided plan for the Middle East, the so-called “deal of the century, put together by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — Israel, the PLO and Hamas, and a Palestinian state will be established that will be called “New Palestine” – and will be established in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, with the exception of the settlements – Israel would release Palestinian prisoners gradually over the course of three years under the deal – the settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank, which are illegal under international law, would form part of Israel.

Palestine's foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was addressing a meeting at the UN's New York headquarters at which the U.S.'s Middle East peace negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, was present ahead of the rollout of the U.S. plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – he said, ‘the U.S. is crafting a surrender document, not a peace plan, and the Palestinians will not accept it regardless of how much money is offered’

Maliki said there are over 600,000 Israeli settlers currently living in the occupied West Bank, insisting Israel is intent on annexing the areas where they live