(MENAFN – Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) GAZA, Jan 27 (KUNA) — Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated outside UN headquarters on Monday to protest against a Middle East peace plan proposed by US President Donald Trump, dubbed the “deal of the century.”
Marching through the streets of Gaza, factions from across the Palestinian political spectrum carried placards and shouted slogans in condemnation of Trump’s proposed peace plan.
This so-called “deal of the century” gives Israeli forces the “green light” to carry on with their illegal settlements on Palestinian territories, said Talal Abuthraifa, one of the legions of protestors.
If the plan comes to effect, it risks throwing the region into bigger turmoil, he added, saying it would augment the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He said it was imperative for all Palestinian factions to shoulder a “historical obligation” towards unity in drawing up a strategy to overcome existential challenges, which can only occur through comprehensive national dialogue.
The Palestinian official suggested “lodging a complaint” against the administration of US President Donald Trump, describing the proposed peace plan as tantamount to a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.
He went on to urge the international community to step up efforts to “isolate” Israel for its “continued transgressions” which violate international laws and conventions.
Similar protests are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of a likely US announcement on the proposed peace plan.