Palestinian Figure Says That Some Arab States Helped Draft ‘Deal of Century’
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Speaking to a local TV channel on Saturday, Arouri said all Palestinians are against the so-called “deal of the century” plan.
“We are ready to meet with all Palestinian groups in order to establish a real national program to counter the deal of the century,” he said.
The Hamas official added that the plan targets the entire region, but its central part is against Palestine because if it cannot eliminate the Palestinian issue, it would be difficult for it to move on to other steps.
Arouri went on to say that some Arab countries have contributed to the efforts to draft the American-Zionist plan.
Last month, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East plan, a proposal Palestinian leaders called a “conspiracy” that “will not pass”.
Following Trump's announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no's” to the plan.
The American plan has sparked widespread international condemnation.
The deal of century ploy, fronted by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, had already been rejected by the Palestinians, who say the White House's policies have been blatantly biased in favor of Israel.
Palestinians have cut off all contacts with the Trump administration since the US president broke with decades of bipartisan policy to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in December 2017.
In June 2018, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated the need for a referendum among “true Palestinians of all faiths,” being Muslims, Christians or Jews, adding that such a move would lead to the establishment of the Palestinian government.
The Leader said the referendum and the subsequent formation of such a governing system would eventually translate into the destruction of the "bogus regime" of Israel in the not-too-distant future.