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Arab League FM’s reject US ‘deal of century’ plan

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (C) is greeted upon his arrival at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo, to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian territories on April 21, 2019. [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP / Getty]
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (C) is greeted upon his arrival at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo, to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian territories on April 21, 2019. [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AFP / Getty]

Arab League foreign ministers on Sunday stressed that they rejected any peace plan which does not respect the rights of the Palestinian people, Anadolu reports.

The Arab League foreign ministers said in a final declaration that they rejected any peace plan which does not respect the rights of the Palestinian people, at the end of the discussions at the extraordinary session in Cairo.

Referring to the US plan, dubbed the “Deal of the century”, to establish a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip, the declaration added that without giving the legal rights of the Palestinian people, these kinds of plans would never bring comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East.

The rights, as explained, were listed as Palestinian people’s aspirations to re-establish their independent state on the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, compensation for Palestinian refugees and releasing the captives.

The declaration also called on Palestinian groups to establish national reconciliation and hold elections as soon as possible.

Read: National unity the ‘sole choice’ for Palestinians to face ‘deal of the century’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “does not believe in peace” in Arab League’s extraordinary meeting.

Claiming that Netanyahu could not find a Palestinian partner, Abbas offered him a real peace based on international legitimacy.

He also accused Israel of entirely breaching international resolutions including Oslo Accords and Paris Economic Protocol since 1947.

He also criticised the US that President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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