UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump today unveiled a plan to establish peace in the Middle East, viewing it as a victory for Israel and Palestine.
The plan envisions the consolidation of two states, Palestine with the capital city of East Jerusalem and the State of Israel.
After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump spoke of the 80-page plan that will restore stability in the region.
Under the US plan, Israel will have to stop building new settlements in the Palestinian territories for four years.
The construction of an American embassy in Palestine in eastern Jerusalem will help in the process of implementing this plan.
For his part, Netanyahu said Trump acknowledged that Israel should have sovereignty in the Jordan Valley.
Reactions in Palestine
But this statement by the US President has not been well received by Palestine. Trump did not meet with Palestinian state officials before proposing his project. The president of Homeland Security has declined a meeting with the head of the White House.
According to Reuters media agency, the plan is an attempt by Trump to defend himself in the face of his extradition process, and the Israeli prime minister out of prison.
Protest in Gaza after the presentation of the peace plan
The reaction of Palestinian citizens who protested in the city of Gaza was immediate.
They burned car tires, American flags as well as photos of Trump.
Such demonstrations are expected to take place in other cities such as Nablus, Ramallah and West Bank.
Palestine believes that this plan favors Israel the most. Among other things, it requires the annexation of Jewish settlements.
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