PA Prime Minister Shtayyeh: Trump's peace deal will be 'born dead'

"There are no partners in Palestine for Trump. There are no Arab partners for Trump and there are no European partners for Trump," claimed new Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 17, 2019 02:34
1 minute read.
Mohammad Shtayyeh gestures during a Palestinian leadership meeting in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occup

Mohammad Shtayyeh gestures during a Palestinian leadership meeting in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank February 20, 2019. . (photo credit: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Newly sworn in Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Tuesday night that US President Donald Trump’s peace plan will be “born dead."

Shtayyeh said the American “Deal of the Century,” was declaring a “financial war” on the Palestinian people, during an interview with The Associated Press
In dealing with this “war,” Shtayyeh outlined how he would tackle this financial crises, predicating that the world would not back Trump’s peace deal. 


"There are no partners in Palestine for Trump. There are no Arab partners for Trump and there are no European partners for Trump," Shtayyeh said in the interview.
 
Shtayyeh joins the Palestinian Authority, amid a financial crises. As of February, the US stopped all of its aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. The US was responsible for more than USD $6 million annually. 


"Israel is part of the financial war that has been declared upon us by the United States. The whole system is to try to push us to surrender" and agree to an unacceptable peace proposal, Shtayyeh said in the report. "This a financial blackmail, which we reject."


The prime minister said he will be implementing a number of spending cuts by reducing cabinet ministers' perks. 


"Where are we going to have the Palestinian state?" Shtayyeh asked the AP. "We are not looking for an entity. We are looking for a sovereign state."
 
"Palestinians are not interested in economic peace. We are interested in ending occupation," he said. "Life cannot be enjoyed under occupation."


Shtayyeh echoed Nabil Abu Rudeineh's, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman, comments.  “As long as Jerusalem is off the table, then Trump is off the table as well,” Abu Rudeineh said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A player is pictured during his
July 18, 2019
Obesity a Continuing Challenge in Middle East

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY/THE MEDIA LINE

Cookie Settings