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PA claim Israeli peace deals “will lead to bloodshed and spread chaos”

Headline: “Erekat: The factions (i.e., Fatah, Hamas, and other terror orgs) will achieve unity despite the American and Israeli threats” 

“PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat said that the [Palestinian] factions will achieve national unity, and that the [PA] presidential order determining the date [of their elections] will be issued despite American and Israeli challenges and threats. 

In an interview with [the official PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine yesterday [Oct. 3, 2020], Erekat added… that the occupation’s measures and ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., refers to US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan) are destroying the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative, with the blessings of the states that are carrying out normalization [with Israel] (refers to the UAE and Bahrain; see note below –Ed.), which will lead to bloodshed and spread chaos in the region. Erekat noted that [Palestinian] national unity is the basis for the struggle against the occupation.” 

Saeb Erekat also serves as Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Chief Negotiator

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. 

Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”