Mahmoud Abbas calls Trump's plan a 'conspiracy'
Palestinian national authority President Mahmoud Abbas called U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan a “conspiracy” and said to him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Palestinian's rights “are not for sale.”
Iran Press/ Middle East: Palestinian national authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday 28 January called U.S. President Donald Trump’s self-claimed plan a “conspiracy” and said to him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Palestinian's rights “are not for sale.”
“I say to Trump and Netanyahu: al-Quds is not for sale, all our rights are not for sale and are not for bargain. And your deal, the conspiracy, will not pass,” Abbas said in a televised address in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
“After the nonsense that we heard today we say a thousand no’s to the Deal of The Century,” Abbas said at a press conference. He said the Palestinians remain committed to ending the Israeli occupation.
“We will not kneel and we will not surrender,” Abbas said, adding that the Palestinians would resist the so-called plan by US President.
Abbas’s comments came after Trump proposed the creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern al-Quds, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough between the Palestinians and the Israeli regime.
Israel is the United States’ biggest regional ally and has vigorously been supported by successive American administrations.
Channel 12 news on Monday reported that Abbas called Trump “a dog, son of a dog” in a meeting with Fatah officials over the past day.