Palestinian PM:Trump Plan to be Buried 02/16 10:21
The Palestinian prime minister lashed out Sunday at U.S. President Donald
Trump's proposal to end the Mideast conflict, saying it would be "buried very
MUNICH (AP) -- The Palestinian prime minister lashed out Sunday at U.S.
President Donald Trump's proposal to end the Mideast conflict, saying it would
be "buried very soon."
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mohammad Shtayyeh said the U.S.
plan was "no more than a memo of understanding between (Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin) Netanyahu and Trump."
Shtayyeh criticized the fact that the proposal would leave a future
Palestinian state fragmented and with "no sovereignty," allowing Israel to
annex large parts of the West Bank. He urged other countries to reject the
Trump proposal while maintaining that Palestinians "are open to serious
Shtayyeh suggested the Palestinians would seek to increase pressure on
Israel through international organizations, citing the recent release by the
U.N. human rights office of a list of more than 100 companies allegedly
complicit in violating Palestinian human rights by operating in Israeli
settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Referring to the upcoming Israeli election, Shtayyeh said the difference
between Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz and Netanyahu was "not more than
the difference between Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola."