palestinian factions say us decision could lead to uprising
Last Updated : GMT 04:29:03
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Calling for serious moves

Palestinian factions say U.S decision could lead to uprising

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Palestinian factions say U.S decision could lead to uprising

US President Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Gaza - Moneib Saada

A U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would mean the end of President Donald Trump's peace efforts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a senior Palestinian official warned Tuesday. Palestinian political factions, meanwhile, called for demonstrations against any such announcement.

Continuing his diplomatic offensive against the move, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron by phone on the issue on Tuesday, official news agency WAFA said. Nabil Shaath, an adviser to Abbas, told journalists that a decision by Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital "totally destroys any chance that he will play a role as an honest broker."

"That takes away... the deal of the century," he added, referring to Trump's pledge to reach an elusive peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the U.S. embassy there.

The White House said Trump would miss a deadline to decide on shifting the embassy from Tel Aviv, after a frantic 48 hours of public warnings from allies and private phone calls between world leaders. There have been suggestions he will stop short of moving the embassy for now but recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital -- a move that would upturn years of precedent and run contrary to international consensus.

"We have not been asking for anything outside the two-state solution," Shaath said. "Mr Trump and his administration are violating that, and therefore they don't play that game and we don't play with them that game."

Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognized by the international community. Israel claims the entire city as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians want the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.

The city's status is among the most difficult issues in the conflict. U.S. traditional policy has been that its status must be negotiated between the two parties. Abbas's Fatah party called for demonstrations if Trump goes through with the reported plan to recognize Jerusalem.

Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, plans to hold protests on Wednesday night after evening prayers in the enclave. The controversy comes ahead of a planned visit later this month to Israel and the Palestinian territories by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

On his hand, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is warning a U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the embassy from Tel Aviv could destroy the Middle East peace process. Reports say President Donald Trump may make an announcement as early as Monday. He could declare that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital but put off physically moving the embassy.

“He’s still looking at a lot of different facts, and when he makes his decision, he’ll be the one to want to tell you, not me," Trump Middle East advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner said Sunday. Trump made designating Jerusalem as the Israeli capital one of his campaign promises.

Abbas has been actively speaking out against such a move. An Abbas advisor says he spent much of Sunday working the phones, calling several world leaders to "explain the dangers of any decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem or recognize [Jerusalem] as Israel's capital."

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said the U.S. is "playing with fire." The militant Palestinian faction Hamas has called for a new intifada - an uprising - if the embassy is moved.

Former president Bill Clinton signed moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv into law in 1995. But a president can sign a waiver every six months if he feels a relocation would endanger U.S. national security. Every president since Clinton - including Trump - has signed the waiver.

Israel seized control of Jerusalem in the Six Day War in 1967, and later annexed east Jerusalem - a move never recognized by the world community. Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Israel contends the entire city is its undivided capital. The United States has always said the future of Jerusalem must be settled as part of a Middle East peace deal.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

palestinian factions say us decision could lead to uprising palestinian factions say us decision could lead to uprising

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

palestinian factions say us decision could lead to uprising palestinian factions say us decision could lead to uprising

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Dubai’s first ever ‘Modest Fashion Week’ draws

GMT 11:26 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

Dubai’s first ever ‘Modest Fashion Week’ draws
Arab Today, arab today Snow grounds flights

GMT 04:04 2017 Thursday ,14 December

Snow grounds flights
Arab Today, arab today 3 Ways to Find the Best Interior Design Ideas

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,12 December

3 Ways to Find the Best Interior Design Ideas
Arab Today, arab today Muslim leaders urge recognition of East Jerusalem

GMT 02:29 2017 Thursday ,14 December

Muslim leaders urge recognition of East Jerusalem
Arab Today, arab today Twitter makes 'tweetstorms' easier

GMT 04:29 2017 Thursday ,14 December

Twitter makes 'tweetstorms' easier
Arab Today, arab today Watch brand James Derby launches

GMT 09:35 2017 Monday ,11 December

Watch brand James Derby launches
Arab Today, arab today Ryanair's Dublin pilots vote

GMT 05:28 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

Ryanair's Dublin pilots vote
Arab Today, arab today Why You Should Choose Oriental

GMT 10:36 2017 Wednesday ,29 November

Why You Should Choose Oriental
Arab Today, arab today UN does not confirm Iran link

GMT 03:30 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

UN does not confirm Iran link
Arab Today, arab today Polish TV channel fined

GMT 04:50 2017 Wednesday ,13 December

Polish TV channel fined

GMT 03:23 2017 Wednesday ,06 December

Cleric praises mosque school idea

GMT 08:32 2017 Thursday ,30 November

MP calls for withdrawing confidence

GMT 08:16 2017 Saturday ,02 December

MP warns of new drug spread in Egypt

GMT 12:20 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

Amara underlined role of construction

GMT 06:56 2017 Friday ,01 December

Minister stresses refusal to Benkiran

GMT 07:31 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

Actress Menna Shalaby reveals her coming works

GMT 04:06 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

Kuwait prepares for hosting GCC Summit

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 03:54 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

15 killed in Morocco food aid stampede

GMT 01:41 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Moroccan video sparks debate on sexual harassment

GMT 15:05 2017 Thursday ,05 October

Haddon PR handles Deskmate

GMT 04:30 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Miista appoints IPR London

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 10:05 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

Bahrain's top Shiite cleric hospitalised

GMT 13:56 2017 Friday ,01 December

Trump fuels Tillerson firing speculation

GMT 04:47 2017 Tuesday ,05 December

More than 400 killed as magnitude 7.3 earthquake

GMT 15:24 2017 Thursday ,05 October

A.F.VANDEVORST appoints SPRING London

GMT 14:23 2017 Friday ,01 December

Mauritanian activists arrested over massacre protest

GMT 03:27 2017 Wednesday ,06 December

Saudi Arabia aspires to the success of Yemen's uprising

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 16:08 2017 Tuesday ,24 October

Glamour fashion editor goes freelance

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday