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Palestine FM: ‘Deal of century’ is ‘deal of surrender for Palestinians’

The Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki in Cairo, Egypt 9 December 2017 [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]
The Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki in Cairo, Egypt 9 December 2017 [Amr Sayed/Apaimages]

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki called the US’ proposed peace plan a deal to force Palestinian to surrender yesterday.

Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting to discuss illegal Israeli settlement construction, Al-Malki dismissed the US peace effort, stressing that all indications are it will be “conditions for surrender”.

He also pointed out that illegal Israeli settlements are at the “core” of the “obstruction of peace”.

Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, described illegal settlement construction as “unacceptable” and urged the UN council to take a firmer stance against Israel.

Marsudi stressed: “Inaction is not an option.”

READ: The ‘deal of the century’ as a means to punish the Palestinians

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been boycotting the US administration since December 2017 when US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and then moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has said that it will be unveiling its peace plans, dubbed the “deal of the century”, after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan comes to an end in early June.

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