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Rudeineh: Arab Peace Initiative red line that could not be redrafted


RAMALLAH, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh today affirmed that the Arab Peace Initiative is a redline that could not be redrafted by senior White House advisor Jared Kushner or anyone else.

Abu Rudeineh confirmed in a press release that the Arab Peace Initiative adopted by the Arab summit in Beirut in 2002, reaffirmed by subsequent Arab and Islamic summits and endorsed in the UN Security Council Resolution 1515 is “a red line that neither Kushner nor anyone else could redraft.”

He made his statement in response to US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Kushner, who stated that the US-touted Mideast plan, dubbed deal of the century, will not follow the lines of the Arab Peace Initiative.

“I think we all have to recognise that if there ever is a deal, it‘s not going to be along the lines of the Arab peace initiative. It will be somewhere between the Arab peace initiative and between the Israeli position,” Kushner said to Al-Jazeera Network.

Abu Rudeineh affirmed that peace will not be achieved at any cost and that President Mahmoud Abbas has already exposed the real intentions of the US Mideast plan during the emergency Arab summit in Mecca in May 2019.

“The Manama workshop is designed to pave the way to the creation and expansion of an emirate in Gaza, separation of Gaza from the West Bank, and the Judaization of Jerusalem,” he added and affirmed that any plan that disregards the Palestinian legitimacy is doomed to failure.

He also affirmed that any unilateral actions aimed at bypassing Arab and international legitimacy will reach an impasse, that Palestine has not nominated anyone to negotiate on its behalf and that only the decisions taken by the Palestinian people represented by the PLO in addition to the Palestinian National Council’s decisions shall be considered legitimate.


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