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PLO states: "our obligation is to develop a comprehensive intifada of the entire Palestinian people against the racist Zionist project"

Headline: “Al-Salehi: We are witness to a comprehensive intifada of the Palestinian people against racism and occupation”




“Secretary-General of the Palestinian People's Party and PLO Executive Committee member Bassam Al-Salehi said that we are witness to a comprehensive popular intifada of the Palestinian people against racism, fascism, and occupation.


He said that this intifada is different from its predecessors in being a comprehensive intifada from the beginning of all our people in Jerusalem, in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), in the West Bank, and in the Gaza Strip, and of our people in the diaspora, and with them all those expressing solidarity with our cause and with our just rights.


Al-Salehi emphasized that the urgent mission of the entire Palestinian national movement is to formulate a comprehensive and united goal that will be appropriate for the scope of this activity…


He said that our obligation now is to develop the current situation to the point of a comprehensive intifada of the entire Palestinian people against the racist Zionist project against our people, and to completely eliminate the deal of the century (i.e., US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan)…


He also said that the Follow-Up Committee of the Arab Public in the Interior (i.e., The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, an extra-parliamentary umbrella organization that represents Arab citizens of Israel) is a central partner in leading this intifada, and a central partner in the Palestinian response to its consequences.”





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.