OIC rejects Trump’s Middle East peace plan

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation said on Monday it rejects U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan.

The 57-member organization which held a summit to discuss the plan in Jeddah said it “calls on all member states not to engage with this plan or to cooperate with the U.S. administration in implementing it in any form”.

Earlier, thousands of Palestinians protested in dozens of towns and villages in the occupied West Bank against US President Donald Trump’s “peace deal” announcement, while Israeli forces shut down the Old City of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa compound.

Palestinian leaders rejected the proposals.

Trump’s peace plan calls for the recognition of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank in exchange for a four-year ban on new settlements.

Trump’s plan says that the barrier should serve as a border between the capitals of the two states, adding that Jerusalem should remain Israel’s undivided, sovereign capital.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, however, mocked what Trump has called the “deal of the century,” describing it as the “slap of the century.”

 

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