'Palestinian state map is inaccurate, not part of US peace plan'

Senior US official pushes back after Yamina releases map suggesting US peace plan would create Palestinian state in most of Judea, Samaria.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Yamina's map of Judea and Samaria after annexation, Palestinian state
Yamina's map of Judea and Samaria after annexation, Palestinian state

A map released by the Yamina party showing most of Judea and Samaria included in a future Palestinian state as part of the soon-to-be-released Middle East peace plan drawn up by the Trump administration is “inaccurate” and “not part” of the plan, a senior US official said Sunday.

On Sunday, former Education Minister and Yamina party candidate Naftali Bennett posted a map of Judea and Samaria, showing what he claimed would happen to the area should Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu implement the American-backed peace plan, dubbed the “Deal of the Century”.

This is the ‘Deal of the Century’ that will hit us immediately after the election,” Bennett tweeted. “Black - Palestine. Over 90% of the area. White - Individual ‘islands’ in an ocean of Palestine. Surrounded 360 degrees by Hamas, Tanzim, the PLO. A nightmare for every resident of Ariel, Ofra and Kiryat Arba. The end of settlement. Only Yamina will stop the plan for islands in Palestine."

The map shows Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria annexed to Israel, along with the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea area, while most of Judea and Samaria is ceded by Israel for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

A senior US official pushed back, Sunday, telling The Jerusalem Post that the map presented by Bennett was “inaccurate”, and does not reflect the actual peace plan.

"The map posted by Naftali Bennett today on twitter and his claim that this represents the vision for peace of the Trump administration is highly inaccurate," the official said.

Earlier on Sunday, Likud officials blasted Yamina over the map, saying it “hurt the sensitive relationship with the Trump administration.”

"The map that Bennett, Smotrich and Shaked are advertising - is incorrect and not part of Trump's Deal of the Century. Absolute Fake News.”

"Trump's ‘Deal of the Century’' will come immediately after elections on Tuesday, and Israeli citizens have to decide who they want to send to negotiate with President Trump - his close friend Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who protected the land of Israel for the 8 years of Obama and brought about great achievements from the Trump administration, or Yair Lapid, who wants to evacuate 90 thousand settlers, and with whom nobody serious in the US is even familiar.”