The Trump administration‚Äôs ‚ÄúDeal of the Century‚ÄĚ, or so-called Middle East Peace Plan does not include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state., but rather calls for Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip, with political and economic links to the West Bank, the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds reported on Thursday.
The paper did not cite the source of the information, yet said that the Jewish settlements in the West Bank will remain on the ground, but will not be able to be extended. Most of the Israeli military checkpoints in the West Bank will instead, reportedly, have to be removed to facilitate the movement of Palestinians.
The newspaper added that 25 billion dollars of investment in the West Bank and Gaza will be foreseen as part of the ‚Äėdeal‚Äô, as well as significant investment for Egypt, Jordan, and possibly also Lebanon, PNN reports.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)