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Fatah spokesman vows: annexation will bring violence

“Official Fatah Movement Spokesman Hussein Hamayel said that if Israel annexes Palestinian lands in the West Bank and the [Jordan] Valley, it will lead itself and the entire region into a cycle of violence that will not end easily, and this is in the shadow of the state of agitation and boiling at the Palestinian public and official levels since the announcement of the deal of the century (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan). In a press release yesterday evening, Tuesday [May 12, 2020], Hamayel added that our people will fight what Israel does, and that its extremist plans will not pass. He emphasized that the world must come out against the occupation state.”

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.  In response to Israel's announced plans to apply Israeli civil law to the Jordan Valley as well as the Israeli cities and towns in Judea and Samaria (West Bank).