İrem UZUN -TDO- The Palestinian Authority (PA) has warned Israel and the United States against "crossing red lines" promising not to recognise any Middle East peace plan it had previously rejected as US President Donald Trump prepares to present the plan in the coming days. In a statement, the spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, affirmed that the Palestinians support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Donald Trump said on Thursday he will publish details of his controversial Middle East peace plan, dubbed the "deal of the century", prior to a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his challenger in a forthcoming election, Benny Gantz, to the White House on Tuesday. No Palestinian leaders have been invited to Washington to discuss the long-dormant scheme.
The economic part of the plan was shared in June and calls for $50bn in international investment in the Palestinian territories and neighbouring Arab countries over 10 years. The Palestinians rejected Trump's peace efforts after he recognised disputed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US embassy there in May 2018
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz would visit Washington next week to discuss the American peace initiative, with Israeli officials saying the terms of the administration's peace plan include highly favorable terms for Israel.
Since late 2017, the Trump administration has made several moves seen as marginalizing the Palestinians: recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, moving the U.S. embassy in the Jewish state from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinians and the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, and closing the PLO representative office in Washington.