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Palestinians Hint at Dissolving PA in Response to US Peace Plan

Palestinians Hint at Dissolving PA in Response to US Peace Plan

Monday, 27 January, 2020 - 11:30
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with White House senior advisor Jared Kushner in the West Bank City of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank June 21, 2017. Thaer Ghanaim/PPO/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo
Ramallah - Gaza - Asharq Al-Awsat
A spokesman for the Palestinian Presidency hinted at the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority, in response to the upcoming US announcement of its peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century.”
 
Nabil Abu Rudainah told the official Palestinian radio on Sunday that the Palestinian leadership would hold internal meetings at all levels to discuss the situation when US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan is announced.
 
He added that all options, including the fate and future of the Palestinian Authority, would be discussed, provided that any decision in this regard would enjoy Arab and international support.
 
Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Ahmed Majdalani stated that the Palestinians would reject any plan that would exclude the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
 
In a statement published by the German news agency, Majdalani noted that the upcoming announcement of the peace plan had a political goal, which is “serving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the elections scheduled for next March.”
 
The Palestinian official called on the international community and Arab states to “adhere to the resolutions of international legitimacy.”
 
Meanwhile, the head of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haniyeh, announced on Sunday his willingness to meet urgently with Fatah movement to discuss ways to “confront” the US peace plan.
 
“We are ready for an urgent meeting with the brothers in the Fatah movement and all the factions in Cairo to draw our path and decide on the coming steps,” Haniyeh said.

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