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Monday, February 19, 2018

Response Trump: the leaders of Palestine have refused to recognize Israel

The Palestinian leaders decided to suspend the process of recognition of the state of Israel until it recognizes Palestine. This was announced after a meeting of the Central Council of the Palestine liberation Organization to discuss a possible response to the proclamation of the President of the United States Donald trump Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Council also decided to cease cooperation with tel Aviv on security issues, which was conducted in 1993. The expert believes that this step will completely stop the negotiations between the two States indefinitely. After all, the probability that Israel in the present circumstances recognizes Palestine, tends to zero.

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The Declaration of Palestinian leaders said that they do not feel more connected to those achieved in the Oslo agreements of 1993, according to which both sides exchanged intelligence to prevent provocations and attacks. Thus, the cooperation between the two countries terminated “in all forms”. A condition for the resumption of peace talks Palestine put the return of Israel to the 1967 borders and the refusal of the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

Meanwhile, in Palestine there are not many opportunities for reciprocal steps. As previously noted, it is heavily dependent on financial aid from the US that Washington threatened to stop. The Economist magazine reminds us that many ordinary Palestinians live below the poverty line. Therefore, unemployment and the budget, for the most part, care about them more than national pride. Although the December statement from trump about transferring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was accompanied by violent Palestinian protests and threats of a new intifada, they quickly came to naught.

“The Palestinian leadership expresses its reaction to the statement by trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, noted in the comment “MK” senior researcher at the Centre for Arab and Islamic studies, Institute of Oriental studies Boris Dolgov. — It is clear and predictable: in accordance with the decisions of the UN General Assembly in 1947, East Jerusalem was proposed as the capital of a Palestinian state. I do not think that the recent steps by the Palestinian side will lead to any concrete military action. This is only likely to affect the terrorist activities of Palestinian groups. But of course, these events inhibit and interrupt while negotiations between Israel and Palestine. This is not to say that they finally cut off the negotiation process and the possibility of a solution. How the situation will change largely depends on the position of the United States and Israel.

The Israeli side has recently stated that the UN decision of 1947 is outdated and needs to be revised. Therefore, the recognition of Palestine as a state by Israel is theoretically possible, but practically unlikely. After all, there are indeed Palestinian national movement. We observe in fact its split in the leadership of the West Bank of the Jordan river in the person of Mahmoud Abbas (the Fatah) and Hamas in the Gaza strip. Although these two forces have repeatedly tried to establish a unity government, it’s still failed. This fact gives Israel the opportunity to say that he had no reason to recognize Palestine”.


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