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.