TEHRAN (defapress)- Riyad al-Maliki, the foreign minister of the Palestinian Authority, called Washington's plan to end the Israel-Palestinian conflict an unacceptable 'surrender act'.
News ID: 77457
Publish Date: 18May 2019 - 15:28
According to reports, Maliki recently spoke at the Chatham House think-tank in London, where he said that the US plan was in fact 'the consecration of Palestinians' century-old ordeal', Sputnik reported.
He also added that there were all the indications that this US administration was preparing to give its stamp of approval to Israel's colonial policies.
"When it comes to taking the lead on peace efforts, the world left the steering wheel in the hand of a reckless driver… with a view that we should wait till the reckless driver goes over a cliff or runs over the Palestinian people [before doing] something about it," he noted.
Maliki believes that the Donald Trump administration's Mideast peace plan offers "no independence, no sovereignty, no freedom and no justice", stating that accepting the plan would mean to capitulate, and the Palestinians would never sign 'a surrender act'.
Earlier in May, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is an architect of the plan, announced that the proposals will be a "framework… [which] will lead to both sides being much better off".
As of today, Israel has not officially outlined its position towards the plan.
With almost no details having emerged concerning the deal so far, it is unclear whether it will be based on the "two-state solution" formula which offers a resolution for the conflict by creating a Palestinian state alongside Israel, with Jerusalem being a shared capital.