The Middle East peace plan proposed by US President Donald Trump will lead to an apartheid state, the Arab League’s secretary general, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, told DPA, according to Agerpres.
“The plan leads to a status that is equivalent to the solution of a state that comprises two classes of citizens, which means apartheid, in which Palestinians will be second-class citizens, deprived of basic citizenship rights,” he said at a meeting of emergency at the Cairo headquarters of this pan-Arab organization.
The US proposal “does not bring stability and does not build peace, but sows the seeds for another 100 years of conflict and suffering,” he added.
“The two parties should negotiate with each other to reach a solution that can be accepted by both,” Aboul Gheit said.
Trump’s plan provides for Israel’s control of the West Bank and Jordan Valley, as well as of key holy sites in Jerusalem.
The project would not give Palestinian refugees the right to return, but calls for the creation of a Palestinian state.
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday announced the breakdown of “all relations,” including security, between the Palestinian Authority on the one hand and Israel and the US on the other, AFP reported.
The announcement comes before an extraordinary Arab League meeting on the US Middle East peace plan.
This American plan represents “a breach of the Oslo agreements” signed with Israel in 1993, the president of the Palestinian Authority in Cairo said.
Abbas, who announced that he had conveyed this message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called on Israel to “take responsibility as an occupying power” in the Palestinian territories.