Report: PA submits counter-proposal to 'Deal of the Century'

PA Prime Minister says he submitted peace plan to the Quartet calling for demilitarized Arab state in almost all of Judea and Samaria.

Gary Willig ,

Mohammad Shtayyeh
Mohammad Shtayyeh

The Palestinian Authority has submitted a counter-proposal in response to the Trump Administration's peace plan, AFP reported.

"We submitted a counter-proposal to the Quartet a few days ago," PA Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said.

The Quartet is made up of the US, the UN, the EU. and Russia.

Shtayyeh said the proposal calls for the creation of a "sovereign Palestinian state, independent and demilitarized" with "minor modifications of borders where necessary."

US President Donald Trump presented his peace plan, dubbed the 'Deal of the Century,' in January. The plan allows Israel to maintain control over all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley. Under the plan, a Palestinian Arab State would be created in the rest of Judea and Samaria and Gaza, with a significant amount of land from southern Israel joined to Gaza to compensate for the land Israel would retain in Judea and Samaria. The PA would also receive $50 billion in economic assistance.

The PA immediately rejected the US plan. PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas declared that the deal would be relegated to the "dustbin of history" and called it a "conspiracy" against the Palestinian Arabs.