Palestinian Foreign Minister: US administration's efforts cannot be described as peace efforts

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said the US administration's efforts cannot be described as peace efforts, but rather "a plan for Palestine surrender to Israel."

 "The United States appears to be formulating a plan for the Palestinians to surrender to Israel, not a peace agreement," the Palestinian foreign minister told a UN meeting attended by US Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt.

"The Palestinians do not have the luxury of not engaging in any peace efforts, but the efforts of the US administration can not be described as peace efforts and do not amount to this, unfortunately."

He pointed out that everything indicates so far that it is not a plan for peace, but conditions for surrender, noting that there is no amount of money can make this acceptable.

Palestinians demand a state that includes the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, which Israel captured in 1967 and reject US efforts after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transferred the US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


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