Friday, 18 October, 2019

U.S. not ready to unveil Middle East peace plan, says State Department

Abbas Adviser: Trump Has ‘Poisoned Palestinian-American Relations’ Palestinian official says U.S. will never present Middle East peace plan
Patty Aguilar | 17 September, 2018, 19:06

The Israeli Prime Minister shook hands with the PLO leader Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the historic agreement on Palestinian autonomy in the occupied territories.

"Wait until the peace plan is released, and when it's released, please read it cover to cover and judge the plan on its merits - not on rumors, not on speculation, not on news reports, but on what's in it", one of the U.S. negotiators, Jason Greenblatt, said Thursday on Twitter.

The Palestinian presidency has slammed recent remarks by Jared Kushner, a top aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, regarding recent funding cuts to Palestinian institutions.

JERICHO, West Bank - The United States will not present its long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace any time soon and is instead trying to unilaterally change the terms of reference for any future proposal, a senior Palestinian official said on Saturday.

Palestinian school children chant slogans and raise the victory gesture over a UN flag during a protest at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school, financed by USA aid, in the Arroub refugee camp near Hebron in the West Bank, on September 5, 2018.

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The New York Times reported, according to Ma'an, that "the move to prevent Palestinians - including, in many cases, children - from benefiting from the funds squeezes shut the last remaining channel of American aid to Palestinian civilians".

The U.S. administration on Monday said the PLO's office in Washington would be closed out of concern about Palestinian attempts to prompt an International Criminal Court investigation of Israel.

"It shouldn't take too long, once the right people are in their positions, to cut a deal", Beilin, 70, told Reuters. "And I believe that it is eventually, as it was in Oslo, up to the parties". One of the "leaks" claims that the deal includes the establishment of a Palestinian state with provisional borders on half of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, without Jerusalem.

Dave Harden, who oversaw USA aid to Palestinians under the Obama administration and now directs the Georgetown Strategy Group, said this funding cut "puts Israelis and Palestinians on a collision course for further conflict". Most countries view those settlements as illegal.

As first reported by NPR, the US also cut $25 million for Jerusalem hospitals providing Palestinians with medical care unavailable in the West Bank and Gaza, but is continuing to fund Palestinian security forces to assist Israel in preventing attacks in the West Bank. There had been a string of speculations about what exactly constitutes Trump's "ultimate deal". It withdrew its troops and settlers from Gaza, which is ruled by the Islamist Hamas movement.

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