Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas forcefully rejected President Trump’s Middle East plan during a speech to the U.N. Security Council Tuesday.
President Mahmoud Abbas: “This plan will not bring peace or stability to the region, and therefore we will not accept this plan. We will confront its application on the ground. This is a summary of the project that was presented to us. This is the state that they will give us. It’s like a Swiss cheese, really. Who among you will accept a similar state and similar conditions?”
President Mahmoud Abbas’s U.N. speech comes as Israeli troops violently cracked down on Palestinian protests against Trump’s Middle East plan, under which Israel would gain sovereignty over large areas of the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem would be under total Israeli control, and all Jewish settlers in the occupied territory would be allowed to remain in their homes. Israeli troops killed four Palestinians last week in the crackdown against the protests.