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Trump plan gravest violation of Palestinians’ rights: Bahraini parties

A number of Bahraini political parties have emphatically rejected US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century on the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, terming the contentious plan as the gravest violation of the Palestinian nation’s rights.

Nine parties, including, among others, al-Menbar National Islamic Society, the al-Asalah Islamic Society, the Gathering of National Unity, Progressive Democratic Tribune and the Nationalist Democratic Assembly, described the plan as “the most flagrant violation of Palestinians’ rights and a bid crafted to liquidate the Palestinian cause” in a joint statement released on Thursday.

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The parties also called on Arab and Muslim member states to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League and the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council to adopt firm stands as regards their principled policies on the Palestinian cause, protect the rights of the Palestinian people, and do not to allow the Palestinian cause to be exterminated.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people staged rallies across Bahrain in condemnation of Trump’s plan.

Bahrainis attend a rally in support of Palestinians and in condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century in Bahrain on January 29, 2020. (Photo via Twitter)
Trump on Tuesday unveiled his so-called deal of the century, negotiated with Israel but without the Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders, who severed all ties with Washington in late 2017 after Trump controversially recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime, immediately rejected the plan, with President Mahmoud Abbas saying it “belongs to the dustbin of history.”

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“It took us three years to put almost everything — everything — Israel wanted in the deal. It was no Iran nuclear deal!” Kushner said.
Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip poured out onto the street in immediate condemnation of the plan.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani condemned the deal as “the most despicable plan of the century.”

“Enough of these foolish attempts,” Rouhani wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

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