Abbas spokesman: If Jerusalem is off the table, Trump is off the table

( Jpost )

There can be no peace plan without a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesman to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told a group of Israeli journalists who visited Ramallah on Tuesday.

“As long as Jerusalem is off the table, then Trump is off the table as well,” Abu Rudeineh said.

He spoke at an event hosted by the Geneva Initiative.

Palestinians have presumed that Jerusalem is not part of the peace plan Trump intends to rollout later this spring, because of the US decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to west Jerusalem last year.

No one, he said, knows what the final plan is. "But what we have seen from this plan is not acceptable at all. The issue of Jerusalem, the issue of settlements is not on the table.  Unless these issues are on the table, we will never accept the [plan],” he said.

Abu Rudeineh added, “the Americans are not working in an honest way. They are biased and this situation is not going to lead anywhere.”

( Source )


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