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Saudis Ordered Abbas to Accept Trump’s ‘Peace’ Plan or Resign

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Saudi Arabia last week ordered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to either accept an ‘Israeli'-Palestinian so-called peace deal being put together by the Trump administration, or resign, according to an ‘Israeli' report Sunday.

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The Trump administration started drafting an ‘Israeli'-Palestinian ‘peace' proposal based on a so-called ‘two-state' solution, officials and analysts quoted by The New York Times said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a senior White House adviser said the plan would attempt to tackle controversial issues such as the status of occupied al-Quds and West Bank settlements.

Abbas was unexpectedly summoned to Riyadh six days ago by the office of the powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

There, in addition to being told to "accept Trump's peace plan or quit," he was ordered to keep away from any ‘Iranian influence', according to the report on Zionist Channel 10.

In parallel, Saudi authorities made clear that they were dismayed by media images of Hamas's deputy political leader, Saleh al-Arouri, visiting Tehran in October. Arouri, a Hamas chief, was the movement's signatory on a reconciliation deal with Abbas's Fatah group signed in Cairo last month.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team


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