Pakistan refers to Trump’s peace plan as ‘historic alternative’ for Palestine
Pakistan backed US President Donald Trump’s peace plan on Wednesday calling the “two-state solution” a “historic opportunity” for Palestinians to resolve the Israel-Palestine battle.
The Foreign Office in an announcement stated, “Pakistan has consistently supported a two-state solution, as enshrined in the relevant Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions.”
Trump’s plan proposes a four-year freeze of Israeli growth within the space eyed for a future Palestinian state. However, Trump pressured on the information convention that “Jerusalem will remain Israel’s undivided, very important, undivided capital.”
“Pakistan continues to assist a simply and lasting answer of the Palestinian concern, by dialogue and negotiations, that results in the conclusion of the respectable rights of the Palestinians, together with the precise of self-determination, the FO assertion added.
“We renew our call for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous State of Palestine, on the basis of internationally-agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.”
Meanwhile, the Palestinian authorities rejected Trump’s peace plan and termed it because the “slap of the century” on Tuesday as hundreds of Palestinians held protests in Gaza and the West Bank.
“I say to Trump and (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu: Jerusalem 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 stated in a televised tackle in Ramallah within the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Saudi Arabia ‘appreciates’ Trump’s peace plan
Saudi Arabia stated Wednesday it “appreciates” President Donald Trump’s efforts to plan a Middle East peace plan and referred to as for the beginning of direct talks between Israel and the Palestine.
Any disagreements with the plan must be resolved by negotiations below the auspices of the United States, it stated, “in order to move forward with the peace process to reach an agreement that achieves (the) legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.”
“The kingdom appreciates the efforts of President Trump’s Administration to develop a comprehensive peace plan between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides,” the international ministry stated in an announcement carried on state media.
Trump proposes creation of Palestinian state
Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, depending on Palestinians taking steps to turn out to be self-governing.
“Today, Israel takes a big step towards peace,” Trump informed a White House information convention, standing alongside visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he revealed key factors of the plan already strongly rejected by the Palestinians.
“My vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides, a realistic two state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel’s security,” Trump stated.
“Jerusalem will remain Israel’s undivided, very important, undivided capital,” Trump pressured.
But the plan would additionally present the Palestinians with a capital in occupied East Jerusalem, he stated, whereas indicating that the West Bank wouldn’t be lower in half below the plan.
“We will also work to create a contiguous territory within the future Palestinian state, for when the conditions for statehood are met, including the firm rejection of terrorism,” Trump stated as he referred to as on the Palestinians to show their again on the unconventional Hamas motion.
No Palestinian official was current on the launch though the ambassadors from three Arab nations — Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — had been on the White House.