Since Donald Trump announced on Tuesday his controversial proposal for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, several countries have come out to support and condemn the so-called “deal of the century.”
While Trump has claimed it as “a win – win solution for both sides,” it has been labeled by some leaders as a “deal of shame ,” while others say it “could be a positive step forward.”
Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas official who runs the Gaza Strip, said Trump’s statement was “aggressive and will cause lot of anger.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “We’re saying a thousand no’s to the deal of the century, after the nonsense we heard today,”
Palestinians remained committed to ending of Israeli occupation and establishing a state in east Jerusalem with capital.
“We won’t kneel and we won’t surrender,” Abbas said, adding that by “peaceful, popular means” the Palestinians would resist the plan.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry said “Pakistan continues to support a fair and lasting solution to the Palestinian problem through dialog and negotiations leading to the realization of Palestinians ‘ legitimate rights, including the right to self-determination,”
“We renew our call for the creation, on the basis of internationally agreed conditions, of a sustainable, autonomous and contiguous State of Palestine, the pre-1967 boundaries, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the initiative “will not help peace and settlement” in the region, calling it “a scheme to violate Palestinian rights and legitimize the occupation of Israel.”
“Jerusalem is sacred to Muslims. It’s impossible to accept the plan to give Jerusalem to Israel,” he told reporters on Wednesday as he returned from an air trip to Senegal.
Iranian officials rejected the so-called “peace proposal” as “a plan of imposition and sanctions”.
In a statement, Iran’s foreign ministry said: “The shameful peace plan put on the Palestinians by America is the treason of the century, and doomed to fail.”
Jordan warned against the “annexation of Palestinian territories” with the kingdom’s foreign minister warning against the “dangerous consequences of Israel’s unilateral actions aimed at imposing new realities on the ground”
Dozens of protesters gathered in Amman outside the U.S. embassy to condemn Trump’s proposal, shouting slogans like “No to normalisation” and “We will not recognize Israel.”
Calling the proposal a “deal of shame,” Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement said it was a very dangerous step which, would have negative effects on the future of the region, according to Al Manar TV.
It also said without the “complicity and betrayal” of several Arab states, the plan would not have happened.
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a leader of the Houthi in Yemen, said Trump’s proposal was “blatant American aggression against Palestine and the nation.”
“Saudi (Arabia) and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) are financing an effort to reinforce Israeli occupation,” he said. “The people of the region must bear the responsibility of standing up to this danger and addressing it with every reasonable and practicable means.”
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)
The IRGC said in a statement that the proposal will have no destiny but to fail and be thrown into the dustbin of history.
The statement said this proposal more than ever lays bare Trump’s “wicked face” and the White House’s secret realities.
The IRGC called on all Islamic countries to stand up to these conspiracies and line up against all supporters of this wicked plan.
While On Other hand
Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia welcome Trump’s plan and said that they appreciate the Efforts of US President for Peace.