Arab diplomatic sources in Cairo revealed that the so-called ‘deal of the century’ on the Palestinian-Israeli question is the most prominent matter on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman agenda.
Palestinian sources confirm their absolute rejection of the so-called ‘deal’ diplomatic sources suggested that the steps implemented on the ground may be stronger than is apparent.
The leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Maher Al-Taher, called on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and all Arab leaders to “stand by the Palestinian people and support their struggle.”
In an interview with Quds Press, Al-Taher said that “all Palestinian people reject ‘the deal of the century’ because it seeks to destroy the Palestinian cause.”
Al-Taher went on to say, “no power can pressure us. The Palestinian people will stick to their rights and principles. They will demand that Jerusalem remains the eternal capital of Palestine. They will stick to the right of return and to an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. Therefore, any pressure exerted by Arab or Western countries will not succeed.”
He continued, “The Palestinian cause cannot be sold or bought. This is a matter of the national rights of a nation that has struggled for a century. Therefore, these people cannot sell their blood.”
However, in an interview with Quds Press, the former Egyptian political science professor Abdullah Al-Ashaal expressed, “concerns that the practical steps that are being taken on the ground might be more influential than the Palestinian rejectionist political positions.”
Al-Ashaal went on, “Saudi Arabia and Egypt are adopting the same Israeli policy, in terms of changing the reality on the ground to impose the fait accompli.”
He added, “There are steps on the ground led by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the Sinai, which will be the greater Gaza.”
Al-Ashaal predicted that, “President Donald Trump, who is expected to visit Jerusalem and Cairo in May, will announce the leadership of the great Israeli state and the implementation of the deal of the century.”
He continued, “There is also heavy pressure on Hamas and the Gaza Strip to prepare itself for the next stage. Added to that, Israel is accelerating efforts on the ground to expand settlements in the West Bank that it wants to include in a ‘greater Israeli state’. These are the steps on the ground. This is the new Middle East project, which was being promoted since the 1990s.”