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PROTEST IN PALESTINE

BASICS

JERUSALEM

THE IMPORTANCE

  • Jerusalem – its name resonates in the hearts of Christians, Jews and Muslims alike and echoes through centuries of shared and  disputed history.
  • Inside the Christian Quarter is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a significant focus for Christians all over the world. It is located on  a site which is central to the story of Jesus, his death, crucifixion  and resurrection.
  • The Muslim Quarter is the largest of the four and contains the shrine of the Dome of Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque on a plateau  known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.

WARS OVER JERUSALEM

PEACE PROPOSAL

TRUMP PEACE  PLAN

STATUS  OF JERUSALEM AND HOLY SITES

  • The plan recognizes Israel’s right to the entirety of “undivided Jerusalem”, recognizing  it as Israel’s capital.
  • The Palestinians would get neighborhoods in the outer portions of eastern Jerusalem  beyond the Israeli West Bank barrier

BORDERS AND TERRITORY

  • The plan called for land swaps, but dismissed the idea of “1-to-1 land swaps”, arguing Palestinians  would not receive 100 percent of pre-1967  territory, but provided for territory that would be  “reasonably comparable” to pre-1967 territory.
  • The plan recognizes an Israeli right to the entire Jordan Valley.

THE ECONOMIC PORTION OF THE PLAN

  • The plan proposes a $50 billion investment fund for 179 infrastructure and business projects, to be  administered by a “multilateral development bank”, with  investments protected by “accountability, transparency,  anti-corruption” the plan being funded mostly by Arab states and  wealthy private investors. Spending is divided into $26  billion in loans, $13.5 billion in grants, and $11 billion in  private investment.

WHAT SAUDI ARABIA SAID ON THIS

  • Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “The Kingdom appreciate the efforts of President  Trump’s Administration to develop a  comprehensive peace plan between the Palestinian  and Israeli sides; and encourages the start of direct  peace negotiation between the Palestinian and  Israeli sides, under the auspices of the United  “

INTERNATIONAL REACTIONS

  • France’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement “France welcomes President Trump’s efforts and will study closely the peace  programme he has presented.“
  • Turkey’s Foreign Ministry criticized the plan and said it was aimed at “stealing Palestinian lands”.
  • United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab issued a statement welcoming US proposals for peace between Israelis  and Palestinians

INDIA’S STANCE

PALESTINIAN LEADERS REJECTED THE  PROPOSALS.

  • “All our rights are not for sale and are not for bargain,” he added.
  • Reacting to announcement, Palestinian
  • President Mahmoud Abbas said Jerusalem was “not for sale”.

 

 

 

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