Gaza, MINA – Palestinian officials on Saturday dismissed proposals unveiled by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for big money projects to form the first economic portion of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan.
Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi said Kushner’s plans were “all abstract promises” and said only a political solution would solve the conflict. Erabamericannews reported.
The Hamas group that controls Gaza, was more blunt, saying: “Palestine isn’t for sale”.
On 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 U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.
One proposal is for the construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza.
The “peace to prosperity” plan is set to be presented at an international conference in Bahrain next week by Kushner, who told Reuters that Palestinian leaders should consider the initiative.
“This is going to be the ‘Opportunity of the Century’ if they have the courage to pursue it,” he said. (R/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)