PA President Mahmoud Abbas angrily rejects US plan at UNSC meeting.
Palestinian Authority leader rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal on Tuesday.
He termed the plan a gift to Israel and unacceptable to Palestinians.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas
However UPI reported that Mahmoud Abbas said that although he rejects the US’ proposed Mideast peace plan, he’s willing to negotiate with Israel under certain circumstances.
Reuters reported that he waved a copy of a map that the U.S. plan envisions for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.
He said the state carved out for Palestinians looks like a fragmented “Swiss cheese.”
His appearance came amid circulation of a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would condemn an Israeli plan to annex its settlements in the West Bank.
Israeli plan would amount to a rebuke of the Trump plan.
The draft text, circulated to council members by Tunisia and Indonesia, would face a certain U.S. veto.
But it nonetheless reflected some members’ dim view of the peace plan that Trump rolled out two weeks ago with great fanfare.