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President Trump has released his administration's plan for peace between Israel and Palestine. The 181-page proposal, which the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is said to have been working on for three years, would see Israel gaining control of a unified Jerusalem and sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and its internationally disputed settlements in the West Bank while Palestinians would get more than double the amount of territory they currently control.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that Israel would observe a 4-year freeze on settlement expansion during negotiations over a Palestinian state. But as President Trump and Netanyahu announced the plan, Palestinian representation was noticeably absent. Diplomatic communication was cut with the United States following the relocation of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in 2018.
The plan was met incredulously by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who said "After the nonsense that we heard today, we say a thousand no’s to the Deal of The Century.”