GAZA, January 14 â€” RIA Novosti. The Palestinians do not recognize the United States as a mediator in resolving the conflict with Israel and will not accept the middle East “megadelta,” which prepares us President Donald trump, said the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
He speaks at the emergency meeting of the Central Council of the Palestine liberation Organization, which discusses the consequences of the December trump statements about recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“We told Trump, “no.” We will not accept the so-called deal of the century,” said Abbas, whose performance in the live broadcast of Palestinian TV.
“We will not accept the United States as a mediator in the negotiations between us and Israel,” he continued, adding that the Palestinians prefer multilateral mediation formats.
Abbas said that already rejected coming through unnamed intermediaries offer to meet with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel by David Friedman.
He reiterated that it will continue to seek settlement of the conflict in the traditional international legal framework, which involves the creation of a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, including East Jerusalem.
“Jerusalem is our capital, whether they like it or not. We’ll stay here and never leave, despite the occupation and the settlements”, â€” he said.
Abbas added that the Palestinians would seek full UN membership, despite the fact that the procedure can be thwarted by an American veto in the Security Council. Now Palestine has the status of “observer state” at the organization.
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