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Palestinian President Abbas calls Trump Mideast plan a 'conspiracy'

Reuters , Tuesday 28 Jan 2020
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivers a speech following the announcement by the U.S. President Donald Trump of the Mideast peace plan, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank January 28, 2020. Reuters
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday called U.S. President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan a "conspiracy" and said to him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his people's rights "are not for sale".

"I say to Trump and Netanyahu: Jerusalem is not for sale, all our rights are not for sale and are not for bargain. And your deal, the conspiracy, will not pass," Abbas said in a televised address in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Abbas's comments came after Trump proposed the creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough between the Palestinians and Israel.

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