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Qalqilya preachers: ”The land of Palestine is an Islamic waqf and no one exists on its pure land who would relinquish a grain of its soil”

Headline: “The mosque preachers and imams supported the [PA] president’s positions against the deal of the century”

“The preachers and imams of the mosques in all the homeland’s districts yesterday [Feb. 14, 2020] emphasized their full support for [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas against the deal of the century (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan; see note below), his adherence to the fundamental national principles, and his stand against all the pressures that want to reduce our legal national rights…

In the Qalqilya district, the preachers emphasized that the land of Palestine is an Islamic waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) and no one exists on its pure land who would relinquish a grain of its soil, and President Mahmoud Abbas is defending the borders and is the best trustee of our land and our holy sites.”

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.