By: Madeeha Araj for PNN
The National Bureau for Defending Land and Resisting Settlements stated in its latest report, that over the last decade, Arabs and international community have done their utmost to reach a just and lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis under UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements.
Moreover, they supported a two states solution, where a Palestinian and an Israeli state would live side by side in peace and security within recognized borders, and they rejected the recently announced Trump’s unjust “deal of the century.
At a joint press conference with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, last Tuesday, at the White House, upon which the far-right Israel parties have started to implement the plan, which undoubtedly was orchestrated by Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.
According to the Zio-American settlement plan, the only benefactor is Israel, in terms of security, settlement land and recognized borders as well as the Israeli enclaves inside the Palestinian territories that become part of the State of Israel, and the Jordan Valley will be under Israeli sovereignty, and about 97% settlers in the West Bank will become part of Israel.
Thus, the Deal of the Century calls for the establishment of a false Palestinian state without any geographical connection among the towns and cities except through bridges and tunnels, and it will not have any direct borders with neighboring countries, turning the Palestinian areas in the West Bank into “large prisons.”
According to Israeli “Yediot Aharonot”, the Israeli government will not use the term “annexation,” but “imposing Israeli law,” given that these lands are not affiliated to a country, such as the Golan Heights, which was annexed because it was affiliated to a state. The statements issued by officials of the Trump administration, and the Israeli government, showed that a joint committee was formed to implement the plan by the Israeli government in the West Bank, and to match it with the maps presented in the “Deal of the Century.”
For his part, the American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, assured American Jewish evangelical leaders that the Palestinians will not get a state soon even if they accept the “deal of the century”.
Moreover, Israeli Minister of Security, Naftali Bennett, announced the formation of a crew to work immediately on imposing the Israeli sovereignty over illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a speech before the National Security Research Center conference in Tel Aviv, Bennett said, “Our full support to Prime Minister Natenyahu.”
He also affirmed that Israel will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state under any circumstances, and it will not give a single inch of land, and we will only accept the “deal of the century” if it includes annexing lands from the West Bank to the state of Israel.
For her part, Member of Israel’s Knesset, Ayelet Shaked, called to enact a law for annexing the lands of the West Bank lands and the Jordan Valley as well as the Area C lands without residents in order to prevent the establishment of any Palestinian entity anywhere. On the other hand, the head of the “Israel Beiton,” Avigdor Lieberman, called for submitting a private draft law to the Knesset in the next few days to annex the Jordan Valley.
On the Other hand, settlement projects, demolitions and ethnic cleansing continued as well as construction work at St. 60 i.e. (Tunnels Road) is also taking place to link Jerusalem to the southern settlements at the expense of Palestinian citizens’ land in Beit Jala.