Deputy Fatah leader says US leaves PA with no other choice but a confrontation in order to thwart the “Deal of the Century”.
Mahmoud al-Aloul, deputy leader of the Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said on Saturday that there is a real threat to Palestinian existence, and this requires joint action to protect the Palestinian people and confront the Israeli “occupation” and the US administration.
Speaking to reporters in Ramallah, Aloul said that Israel is trying to exploit the current situation in order to convince the world that it is not the enemy.
In practice, he claimed, with the help of the US, a comfortable atmosphere was created for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his “extreme rightist” government to commit “crimes” against the Palestinian people by killing, seizing land, attacking holy sites and establishing facts on the ground.
He added that the Trump administration’s position on the Palestinian issue was clear. The Americans, claimed Aloul, are interested in the Palestinians renouncing their national positions and accepting the “Deal of the Century”, the American peace initiative to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.