Sunday 26 January 2020
In the coming days, the world is awaiting US President Donald Trump’s announcement of the details of the Middle East peace plan, known to the media as the deal of the century, after its announcement was repeatedly postponed due to the Israeli elections that face obstacles in forming a government.
The US President announced that he intends to unveil the deal of the century, next Tuesday, before the visit of Washington Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival in the elections, Benny Gantz.
This announcement caused angry reactions from the Palestinian side, which it considers a new plan to complete the “Balfour Declaration” and “a game from Netanyahu”, while some Israeli authorities expressed their anger at the timing of the announcement, as they saw that he was serving Netanyahu significantly in the upcoming elections in the coming weeks. , While others considered it a “historic opportunity.”
Election game and century fraud
Fatah believes that Trump used the “shame deal” in the context of personal relations in the election game with Netanyahu.
The Palestinian movement confirmed in a statement issued today, Saturday, that the White House’s announcement of the date of the publication of their alleged plan came after Netanyahu agreed to this, because he saw it serving him in next March’s elections.
A member of the Revolutionary Council and a spokesman for the Fatah movement, Osama al-Qawasmi, said in a press statement, “That the White House looks to resolve the conflict in the furnace of personal personal relations, this indicates an absolute ignorance of the nature of the conflict, and the destructive effects of what they do, and that they will not find a single Arab leader who buys their goods.” Corrupt. ”
Al-Qawasmi added: “America and Israel do not have Palestine to determine the fate of its heroic people, and we are confident that right, will, steadfastness and steadfastness will triumph over injustice and tyranny, and that an alleged deal granted to those who do not have those who do not deserve, is only a continuation of the disastrous promise of Balfour.
The secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, described the plan of the American administration as “a fraud of the century.”
“Any attempt, deal or dictation that denies the fact that Israel is a force occupying the state of Palestine on the 1967 borders (the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip), will enter history as a fraud of the century,” Erekat said.
He added that “what the American administration has done to this day and full partnership with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter history as the century’s fraud on international law, international legitimacy and the specific references for the peace process.”
Liquidation of the Palestinian issue
For its part, the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” considered the deal of the century “targeting the Palestinian presence, the identity of Jerusalem and the nation’s relationship with Palestine and Al-Aqsa Mosque”.
Hamas said in a statement to its spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, that “all these plans to liquidate the Palestinian issue would not have been raised, or a large part of it would have been passed were it not for the state of regional and international identification with it, and to grant the Israeli occupation legitimacy on the land of Palestine and normalize with it.”
The movement called for “a new stage of the struggle with the enemy, the title of which is a people’s revolution against injustice, persecution and aggression, betting in it on determination, will, and strong struggle, and the act resisting with its various tools.”
While Mustafa Barghouti, Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement, described the deal of the century as an Israeli racist project that was drafted by Netanyahu and enveloped in American cover.
Al-Barghouthi stressed that the deal is only a “plan to liquidate Palestinian national rights, including the right of the Palestinians in their capital, Jerusalem, the right of refugees to return, the consecration of the illegal annexation and Judaization of Jerusalem, and the torpedoing of the possibility of the establishment of a Palestinian state, and the legislation of colonial settlement in violation of international law, and the Israeli annexation of most of Occupied West Bank. ”
“The terms of the deal are nothing but a dedication of the Israeli apartheid regime against the Palestinian people and the destruction of any chances for peace in the region, and an attempt to impose normalization with the apartheid system at the expense of the Palestinian people and their national rights, and that the date of their submission and the invitation of Gantz and Netanyahu to Washington reveals Trump’s attempt to rescue Netanyahu,” Barghouti said. And using the oppression of Palestinian rights as a means to support the election campaigns of Trump and Netanyahu. ”
Al-Barghouthi stressed that “the danger is at the door, and there must be immediate action to end the harmful division, unify the national ranks to face the deal of the century, and the Israeli annexation measures, as they represent a great danger to the future and life of the Palestinian people.”
For some .. “timing unsuccessful”
Some Israelis have been critical of the timing of the announcement of the deal, which they saw as largely serving Netanyahu in the elections, and would give him “immunity” to miss his trial on corruption charges next Tuesday.
Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, believes that the announcement of the deal of the century, just five weeks before the Israeli elections, is “an unsuccessful timing.”
Lieberman said during a cultural event in the city of Raanana (center): “Netanyahu does not go to Washington, but escapes from his obligations. I heard that he will travel on Sunday to Washington, instead of going for two and a half miles to the Knesset, he prefers to travel 9500 miles to Washington, It is clear that Netanyahu worked hard to escape, and before he makes peace in the Middle East, he must say peace to his horse.
Netanyahu added that he will be absent from the debate on his “immunity from trial” on Tuesday in the Knesset due to his visit to the United States, saying that he “evaded his responsibilities and obligations.”
An “excellent opportunity” for Israel
The Israeli “Right” party said in a statement: “The American President, his advisor Jared Kushner and the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, are true friends of Israel, and it is possible that Israel will face a historic opportunity accompanied by great risks, and the Right will be very vigilant.”
For her part, Knesset member Ayelet Shaked, a member of the party, commented in an interview with Channel 12 of Israeli TV, saying: “We do not know all the details, but I can say that we will not allow the assignment of land to Arabs or anyone. Our land is ours. In addition, we will not allow Recognition of a Palestinian state. ”
She said: “We believe that the Palestinian state is a dangerous matter for the State of Israel, and we will certainly not allow this to happen.”
“This plan appears to be an excellent opportunity to apply Israeli law to the Jordan Valley and to Jewish settlements in the West Bank,” Shaked, a former justice minister, said in the same interview.
Ayelet Shaked repeated what was stated in the statement of the Israeli army minister, Naftali Bennett, that his party “will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state.”