Palestinian Authority Asks for Arab League Emergency Meeting Over Mideast Peace Deal - Ambassador

© AP Photo / Evan VucciThis Jan. 25, 2018 file photo shows President Donald Trump meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos. There’s much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as Trump and Netanyahu meet Monday, March 5, 2018 at the White House. For all his talk about brokering the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, Trump’s long-awaited peace plan has yet to arrive, even as Palestinians and other critics insist it will be dead on arrival
This Jan. 25, 2018 file photo shows President Donald Trump meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos. There’s much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as Trump and Netanyahu meet Monday, March 5, 2018 at the White House. For all his talk about brokering the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, Trump’s long-awaited peace plan has yet to arrive, even as Palestinians and other critics insist it will be dead on arrival - Sputnik International
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CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Palestinian Authority asks the Arab League to hold an emergency meeting on Saturday over US President Donald Trump’s plan to unveil his Israel-Palestine peace agreement, the so-called deal of the century, to the public, Palestinian Ambassador to Egypt Diab Al-Louh said on Tuesday, as reported by the official WAFA news agency.
"The meeting, scheduled on Saturday, comes at a crucial time, and requires a unified Arab position in the face of all schemes designed to exclude the Palestinian national question and undermine the two-state solution as well as the prospects for the establishment of a fully sovereign Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital," Al-Louh remarked, as quoted by the agency.

According to the ambassador, Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will attend the proposed ministerial meeting on Saturday. The calling of an emergency session of the Arab League precedes US President Trump’s announcement of his "deal of the century," that is set to draw the boundaries of a potential Israel-Palestine peace agreement on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Trump on Monday to discuss the deal. Few details were disclosed but Israeli analysts said that the agreement would recognise Israel’s right to remain in the West Bank.

The Palestinian authorities said that they would reject any settlement that violates international law. On Tuesday, the Palestinian media reported that Abbas refused to hold phone talks with Trump in protest against the deal's terms.

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