Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law has called the Palestinians “quite foolish” for immediately rejecting Trump’s “deal of the century.”
The long-awaited 181-page document that was written by Trump`s son who architected the US President’s Middle East plan was rejected by the Palestinians as it allows Israel to annex illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, including the strategic Jordan Valley, refer to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and deny Palestinians the right to return to their ancestral homes in Israel.
Thousands of Palestinians have been protesting in towns and villages in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip against the US move or plan even before it was announced.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said “NO” to Trump`s plan, and insisted that the Palestinians would remain committed to ending the Israeli occupation and establishing a state with Jerusalem as its capital.
On Wednesday, Kushner said: “They rejected the plan before they saw it.
“They thought it wasn’t going to be as good as it was. I think they look quite foolish today.
“The Palestinians probably need a little bit of time to take a cold shower and to kind of digest the plan.”
Abbas is expected to speak at the United Nations within the next two weeks about the plan, according to Palestine’s UN envoy Riyad Mansour, according to the Middle East Eye news portal.
“This is an over 80-page proposal with a map, never done before, and getting Israel to agree to a Palestinian state and also agreeing to a map is an amazing first step that will make us be more closer [sic] to peace in the near future,” Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump, said on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
“It’s a very technical proposal that gives the Palestinian people the ability to live a better life,” he added.