The National / January 28, 2020
The plan calls for the creation of a state of Palestine with its capital in portions of occupied East Jerusalem
President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, calling for the creation of a state of Palestine with its capital in portions of East Jerusalem and saying it was a “win-win” opportunity for the Palestinians and Israel.
The plan ends speculation as to whether Mr Trump’s administration, in preparing a proposal without input from Palestinian leaders, would abandon a two-state resolution to the conflict.
Here are the main points of that agreement:
- The Palestinians must recognise Israel as the Jewish state
- Israel will retain security control in the entire west of the Jordan River, giving Israel a permanent eastern border
- The plan contains a road map for the establishment of a Palestinian state
- Hamas is to be disarmed and Gaza to be demilitarised
- Jerusalem is to remain united under Israel’s control
- Religious sites must remain open to all faiths
- The plan does not uproot Palestinians or Israelis from their homes
- It declares: “There shall be no right of return by, or absorption of, any Palestinian refugee into the state of Israel”