Palestinian officials have dismissed US-Presodent Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s economic plan and said that Kushner’s plans were “all abstract promises” and said only a political solution would solve the conflict. mOn the other hand an Israeli cabinet minister welcomed the plan.
The Trump administration’s $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, according to US officials.
Meanwhile, Palestinian Finance Minister Shukri Bishara said on Sunday (June 23) said that they just want peace and stability adding that Palestinians don’t need this week’s U.S.-led Bahrain meeting to develop their country. His statements came before the June 25-26 conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, in which U.S. will present proposal including $50 billion investment fund to lift the economy and to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
“We don’t need the Bahrain meeting to build our country, we need peace, and the sequence of (the plan) – economic revival followed by peace – is unrealistic and an illusion,” Bishara said on the sidelines of a meeting of Arab finance ministers in Cairo. “First of all, give us our land and our freedom.”
In an address to Sunday’s meeting at the Arab League headquarters, Bishara cited the “bitter experience” of the Palestinians since the 1993 Oslo Accords, including the U.S. decision to cut aid to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian refugees.
“We are careful and skeptical of what is called the deal of the century – or what was called a couple of days ago, the opportunity of the century,” Bishara said.
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17 November, 2019