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Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:45
Palestine to take steps ahead of ME peace plan announcement
By Xinhua
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:45 By Xinhua

In this Sept 18, 2019 photo, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye speaks in an exclusive interview with Xinhua in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

RAMALLAH/GAZA - Palestinian officials said on Monday that they will take steps in response to the upcoming US Mideast peace plan, known as "the Deal of the Century."

Palestinian PM Mohammed Ishtaye called on the international community to reject the new US peace plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye called on the international community to reject the new US peace plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Reyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian Authority (PA) minister of foreign affairs, told the official "Voice of Palestine" Radio that Arab foreign ministers will be invited to hold an emergency meeting to discuss rejecting and toppling the US plan.

Secretary General of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat told reporters that the PLO will address the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly and the International Criminal Court.

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"The Palestinian leadership will address all these international organizations to bear responsibility and act against those who plan to ruin the international laws and resolutions," said Erekat.

In Gaza, a joint committee that includes several Palestinian factions said in a statement that "Trump's deal is one of the series of the American conspiracy against the Palestinian people and their cause."

US President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet later on Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz to present his peace plan.

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