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Israel media: ‘Deal of the century’ will topple Hamas

April 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets with US President’s envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt (L) in Jerusalem on 21 June 2017 [Handout / Amos Ben Gershom / GPO]

The US’ peace deal, known as the “deal of the century”, includes a plan to overthrow the Hamas government in the occupied Gaza Strip, Israel’s Makor Rishon announced yesterday.

“The US will assist the Palestinian Authority (PA) to regain control over Gaza,” the newspaper said.

It pointed out that its predictions were based on a recent article published on the New York Times by the US envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, in which he attacked Hamas and called for “international intervention”.

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“If you care about Gaza, then blame Hamas which is responsible for the Strip’s poor economic conditions,” Greenblatt said.

On 23 April, senior US presidential advisor, Jared Kushner, said that the American peace proposal would be unveiled after the Muslim month of fasting which ends in early June. “We’re going to wait until after Ramadan now,” he said.

Kushner stressed that the deal was not an effort to impose “US will on the region [Middle East]”.