U.S President Donald Trump’s “Deal of The Century” plan for peace in the Middle East proposed on Tuesday outlines the creation of Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem. At 80 pages, Trump said the plan “is the most detailed proposal ever put forward,” and added that it give the Palestinians “the time needed to rise up and meet the challenges of statehood.”
Trump said that Netanyahu was “willing to endorse the plan as the basis for direct negotiations.” Netanyahu said that the first stage of annexing Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea will be brought before the government on Sunday.
The main points of the peace plan put forward are as follows:
– US recognize settlements as part of Israel –
Israel’s caretaker PM Netanyahu said the US will recognize settlements as part of Israel under the Trump Middle East peace plan. Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while Palestinian statehood is negotiated.
He also said that the Gaza Strip will be demilitarized as part of the peace plan, pledging that if Palestinians genuinely commit to the plan, Israel is ready to negotiate peace “right away.”
In Trump’s tweets, the map shows two extensions for the Gaza Strip, designated as a high-tech industrial zone and an agricultural and residential area, connected with the coastal zone with a narrow land corridor.
– Jerusalem will be Israel’s capital –
Trump said Jerusalem will remain Israel’s undivided capital, also promising that the peace plan on the table is a realistic two-state solution that is very mindful of Israel’s security needs.
– Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem –
Trump declares East Jerusalem will be the capital of the Palestinian state, and a US embassy will be opened there. He promised that no Israelis or Palestinians will be uprooted from their homes.