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Palestinians Scorn Trump Deal

Palestinian Authority leaders have rejected Trump's peace proposal outright without so much as a few moments to give the plan some thought. "After the nonsense that we heard today, we say a thousand times no to the deal of the century," Abbas said at a press conference in the city of Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is headquartered. A day after USA President Donald Trump announced his Middle East plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calls for mobilization by various Palestinian factions have gone mostly unheeded. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vowed popular mobilizations against the deal, as groups including the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Hamas, which has governed the occupied Gaza Strip since 2007, called for mass protests. For the last 70 years, the cause of Palestine stirred the Arab street. Wars were fought and lost in their name. By the time Iran became the preoccupation of the USA and its allies in the region, the Palestinians were cast into the unfamiliar role of playing second fiddle. The unveiling of the USA peace plan has generated neither enthusiasm nor anger amongst Palestinians on the street - only apathy. (VFI News)

Pray according to scripture for the Palestinian people: "Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." Ps. 34:14