Decisions and steps envisaged in the United Nations Council Meetings

UNITED NATIONS (EP) – Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas will reiterate that the Trump administration rejected the Middle East plan in a speech addressed to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, but members will not vote for a draft resolution opposing the U.S. proposal.

President Donald Trump announced the U.S.’s attempt to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on January 28.

Saeb Erekat, one of the top officials in Palestine, said that the draft decision had been withdrawn from lack of support, saying that the “rumor” that the Palestinians withdrew the decision was “correct and completely unfounded”.

He said that the draft decision, which said that the US plan initially undermined the Palestinian peoples’ demands for independence, is still under discussion and that these debates will be put to vote after they end up with a “formula representing our positions”.

The original draft decision, backed by Tunisia and Indonesia and backed by the Palestinians, said the US plan violated international law and that the Security Council requested a border-based two-state solution before the 1967 Middle East war.

The decision was expected to vote on Tuesday, when Abbas made a statement to the council. However, diplomats said most of their provisions were inadmissible by the European members of the council and other councilors, which supported a pre-1967 border-based two-state solution.

Diplomats decided to put any draft in “blue” after long negotiations over the weekend and the circulation of a text that has been drastically modified by the US – a final form for voting, diplomats talked about the conditions of anonymity. the discussions were special.

Erekat cannot be said to have taken the decision because it was not “blue”.

The U.S. plan envisions a discrete Palestinian state that converts important areas of the West Bank into Israel, standing with Israel on important controversial issues such as borders and the status of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements.

Palestinians are an independent state and want more than 700,000 Israeli settlers removed from all of the West Bank and East Jerusalem (areas seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war).

However, as part of the “vision of peace” that Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner has been working on for nearly three years, all Israeli settlers will remain in place, and Israel will retain sovereignty as well as all of its settlements. strategic Jordan Valley.

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