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Palestinians Voice Concern Over Saudi Peace Plan’s Biased Toward Israel

makeAhistory.comPalestinian officials are voicing major concern following a recent meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during which the price set out a shockingly bad set of terms for a new peace proposal being pushed, supposedly with the support of the U.S. government.

According to the Palestinians this proposal, which U.S. and Saudi officials have since disavowed, Israel would keep effectively everything, including full border control, all settlements, and permanent rule over all of Jerusalem. The Palestinians would be given “limited” sovereignty over a few small, non-contiguous parts of the West Bank, but would have to disavow the right of return for all Palestinian refugees around the world even for that.

Such a plan would certainly never be accepted by the Palestinians, but Abbas was reportedly told that this didn’t matter, and the suggestion is that the Saudis believe they can get the rest of the Arab world on board with this.

There are reasons to doubt this beyond just the public denials though, as President Trump has expressed interest in an “ultimate deal” for Israel and Palestine, and even making such a proposal would surely kill the chances of

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