As the Arab world and the Palestinian Authority have derided US President Donald Trump's lack of adoption of the two-state solution as the sole prospect for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a representative of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Thursday that "the alternative to a two-state solution is painful bloodshed."
"This will not lead to the disappearance of a Palestinian state, and will not lead to the crushing of the idea of a Palestinian state," PLO spokesman Nasser al-Kidwa said at a press conferences in Ramallah. The PLO official equated rejection of the two-state solution to the rejection of the peace process in general.
In the first official state meeting between Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Washington, the US president said the two-state solution was not the only option to resolving the conflict.
“I’m looking at two states and one state. I am very happy with the one that both parties like," he said. "I thought for a while the two state might be easier to do, but honestly, if Bibi [Netanyahu] and the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, then I am happy with the one they like the best."