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PA envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will attend a UN Security Council session to submit a resolution against the Trump administration’s peace plan, Riyad Mansour, PA envoy to the UN, told reporters Wednesday.

“We will continue the consultations. These consultations will be culminated in a visit by President Abbas within the next two weeks to the Security Council, in which he will put before the entire international community the reaction of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian leadership to this onslaught against the national rights of the Palestinian people by the Trump administration,” Mansour said, adding, “We will also be consulting with everyone. Hopefully, by that time we will have the agreement on the text that the Security Council will vote on it.”


The resolution will be brought before the UN Security Council by Tunisia, which is a current non-permanent member of the UN body.

Mansour described the US plan as “the opposite of peace,” saying it that would allow Israel to annex 40% of the “Palestinian” territory.

Chairman Abbas has denounced the Trump deal this week, calling it a “conspiracy deal.” Hamas was less emotional, saying the plan is “not worth the ink it was written with.”


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