TEHRAN, Dec 17_A Lebanese TV network has published what it reported to be a draft of US President Donald Trump’s controversial deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which envisages the establishment of a “New Palestine,” with occupied Jerusalem al-Quds remaining under mostly Israeli control and Saudi Arabia replacing Jordan as custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_ According to Al-Mayadeen’s report on Monday, Trump’s so-called peace plan —which he calls the “deal of the century” — would see a trilateral agreement signed between Israel, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement.
Under the deal, a “new Palestinian state” would be established in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, excluding the Israeli settlement blocs that would remain part of the occupied territories.
Shared J’salem al-Quds
Additionally, Jerusalem al-Quds — whose eastern sector was occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967 and illegally annexed — would not be split in the agreement but would rather be “shared” between Israel and the Palestinian state, with the Arab population of the city becoming residents of Palestine.
The Jerusalem al-Quds municipality would become responsible for the entire city, while the Palestinian state would be responsible for education and would pay the Israeli municipality taxes and utilities.
Jews would not be allowed to purchase Arab homes and vice versa, while no additional areas would be annexed to Jerusalem al-Quds and the city’s holy sites would preserve their status quo.
Al-Aqsa custodianship shifts to Riyadh
Meanwhile, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is currently administered by the Waqf — an arm of the Jordanian Ministry of Sacred Properties — will be put under Saudi Arabia’s control.