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Trump unveils M-E peace plan, Palestinians reject ‘biased’ deal

Trump unveils M-E peace plan, Palestinians reject ‘biased’ deal

AFP
Washington
US President Donald Trump unveiled the long-delayed Middle East peace plan on Tuesday amid repeated rejections by Palestinians.
“Today Israel has taken a giant step towards peace,” Trump said as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood by his side.
“My vision presents a win-win solution for both sides,” he said, adding that Israeli leaders have said they will endorse the proposal.
Before the proposal was announced, Palestinians called the biased deal dead on arrival, saying it was an attempt to “finish off’ the Palestinian cause.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has rejected the plan, saying it will be sent to “the trash bin of history.”
Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas rejected Trump’s peace plan after he said Jerusalem would remain Israel’s “undivided capital”.
”We reject this deal. We won’t accept any substitute for Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state,” senior Hamas official Khalil al Hayya told AFP.
“We warn the whole world not to go along with this deal because we reject it as the Palestinian people and we will resist it in all forms,” he
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