By Luke Prothero •
Published: 01 Feb 2020 • 22:31
The Arab League has rejected the controversial peace plan presented this week by the White House. They considered it insulting since it does not fulfil the aspirations and rights of Palestinians and the sovereignty of their nation.
Although some of the member countries had been in favour of Trump’s proposal, the Palestinian National Authority still broke all its coexistence and security agreements with Israel.
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, went to the Egyptian capital to explain the position of his Government and request support from his “brothers” in an extraordinary meeting held by the Arab League organisation.
In a resolution issued at the end of the meeting, the Arab League affirmed its “rejection of the American-Israeli agreement of the century, which does not fulfil minimum rights or aspirations for the Palestinian people,” including the right to self-determination.
Likewise, the plan “contradicts international law in relation to Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Israeli occupation and the refugee issue” and all “references” on which the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis had been based.
Therefore, it represents a “setback in all peace efforts of the past three decades” and “will not succeed,” said the Arab League, calling on the US Administration to “commit to the (legal) terms for an international peace process”.
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