Palestinians vow to fight Trump’s plan to expand Israeli colonialism


Arwa Ibrahim/Al Jazeera

Tens of thousands of worshippers have descended on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first Friday prayers after US President Donald Trump announced his Middle East plan to resolve the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict…

Under Trump’s plan, the eighth-century site, regarded by Muslims as the third holiest site in Islam and important for all three Abrahamic faiths, would be under Israeli control

In 1947, the United Nations drew up a plan to divide Palestine between Jews and Palestinians, leading to the creation of Israel. Since then, the Al-Aqsa compound has been under UN administration.

Palestinians decry the increasing Israeli encroachment over the site, which intensified after the 1967 war, which resulted in an Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, where the Old City and the Mosque are located.

Trump’s 181-page document says Jerusalem’s holy sites “should remain open and available for peaceful worshippers and tourists of all faiths”…


The two smirking pimps who decide who is “peaceful”

3 thoughts on “Palestinians vow to fight Trump’s plan to expand Israeli colonialism

  1. List of X says:

    Temple Mount (also known as Al Aqsa compound) is not under the UN management, as the article says. It is under the management of the Islamic Waqf, and I’m pretty sure Palestinians would riot if the area would be actually given to the UN to be administered. Personally, I think the UN really should be the one administering it, considering how the place is not just the third holiest place in Islam (which the article cares to mention), but also the holiest place in Judaism (which the article mention only as “important”), and, therefore, also important to Christianity.
    As for the deal – all the Palestinians have to do is to say they reject the deal, and the deal goes into the trash where it belongs (Trump administration doesn’t do recycling).

  2. Fester says:

    “The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented by U.S. President Donald Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-security/palestinian-authority-cuts-ties-with-israel-and-us-idUSKBN1ZV3PO
    “Basically, Trump’s plan promises the Israelis an almost full realization of the Zionist objectives to establish a Jewish state on all of historic Palestine, while offering the Palestinians “prosperous apartheid”, ie life under occupation with more money but no dignity and basic rights.
    …[however] Trump’s plan may have a silver lining: It could help Palestinians dismantle the Oslo order and push for a paradigm shift in Palestinian political thinking towards a long-term struggle for equal rights for all within the framework of one state.” https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/50bn-palestine-200201170559063.html
    Balfour Declaration https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration

  3. 3CardMonte says:

    President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner told CNN that if Palestinians can’t meet certain conditions under the administration’s Middle East plan, then he doesn’t believe Israel should take “the risk to recognize them as a state.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/02/politics/kushner-palestinians-israel-cnntv/index.html
    Kushner was responding to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, who challenged the President’s senior adviser and son-in-law to explain conditions that the Trump administration plan sets for Palestinians before it will allow them to form a state.
    Zakaria pointed out that “no Arab country” currently meets the criteria Palestinians are being asked to achieve in the next four years — including ensuring free press, free elections, guarantees of religious freedom and an independent judiciary and financial institutions that are as transparent as they are in the West.
    “Isn’t this just a way of telling the Palestinians you’re never actually going to get a state,” Zakaria asked, “because … if no Arab countries today in a position that you are demanding of the Palestinians before they can be made a state, effectively, it’s a killer amendment.”

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