The U.S. peace plan will divide Jerusalem - Saudi reporter

Saudi Arabia has been in touch with the US administration regarding the peace initiative, as it is rumored that the deal will include recognition of Israel by surrounding Arab countries.

By ALON EINHORN
March 7, 2019 03:12
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Will Jerusalem be divided? n aerial view shows the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall. (photo credit: REUTERS/ELIANA APONTE)

 
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A senior reporter for the Al Riyadh, one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent newspapers, claimed that the US President Donald Trump's "Deal of the Century" will divide Jerusalem.

The reporter Hadeel Oueis wrote on her twitter account that "The Old City of Jerusalem will be divided in half: the Arab and Christian quarters will go to the PA [Palestinian Authority], while the Jewish and Armenian quarters will fall under Israeli control."


Oueis further tweeted that "Arab areas adjacent to Palestinian Area A and B will go to a future Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem."

Saudi Arabia has been in touch with the US administration regarding the peace initiative, as it was rumored that the deal will include recognition of Israel by surrounding Arab countries.

"Jerusalem will always remain the undivided capital of Israel and it is not something to be bargained with," Matan Peleg, CEO of the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu responded to the report. "With the upcoming elections in Israel, it is important that the public understand the repercussions of this deal and vote only for parties who vow to not give up even an inch of Jerusalem."

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