"The absence of a clear declaration by the United States that the final goal of the peace process is the implementation of the two-state solution formula within the 1967 borders and the silence regarding the activation of Israel's colonial settlement policy are perceived by the Israeli government as an opportunity to destroy the two-state solution," Erekat said in a statement, adding that Israel is thus seeking to implement an "apartheid" policy by building a single state with two systems.
In May, US President Donald Trump visited Israel as part of his first official, overseas trip in a bid to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and contribute to agreements between the two sides.
On Monday, media reported, citing leaked Kushner's comments, that the US administration might not have anything "unique" to propose to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Apartheid was a system of racial segregation and discrimination used by South African authorities between 1948 and 1991. The term is now used to describe similar policies in other countries. In 1973, the United Nations adopted the Apartheid Convention, which qualifies apartheid as a crime against humanity. However, dozens of nations have yet to ratify the document.
In March, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) accused Israel of applying "apartheid regime" policies regarding the Palestinians.