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Palestine rejects any future US peace plan excluding Jerusalem, refugees

IANS  |  Ramallah 

The announced on Wednesday that it rejects any future peace plan presented by the US that excludes the questions of and the

"A peace plan which excludes and the will never be an introduction to a successful political peace process in the region," said Nabil Abu Rudeineh, of the presidency.

"As long as the US carries on with acts that change the rules of the relationship with the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people, we believe that the status of stalemate and will go on," he was quoted as saying by

Rudeineh stressed that "any incorrect or ill contacts with anyone that aim at harming the basic national Palestinian constants, will certainly lead to further disturbance of stability that is already fragile in the entire region".

His remarks were made ahead of the arrival of a US delegation headed by Donald Trump's and and US to the region next week, according to Israeli

The reports said that the visit of the two senior US diplomats aims at discussing a date for launching a new Mideast peace plan, better known as the Deal of the Century, to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the humanitarian crisis in

The plan includes a limited sovereign Palestinian state on half of the and the entire Strip, with retaining security responsibility for most of the and all border crossings, according to the reports.

The plan also includes the annexation of Arab neighbourhoods in East to the Palestinian state, with the exception of the Old City, which will be part of the "Israeli Jerusalem".

The plan proposes Abu Dis neighbourhood to be the capital of the Palestinian state.

moved its embassy from to Jerusalem on May 14 after the US recognition of the holy city as the capital of Israel, which sparked a strong Palestinian rejection.

The then demanded a multilateral international mechanism to sponsor the peace process with Israel, which has been stalled since 2014, as an alternative to the US monopoly.



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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:16 IST