Any deal forgoing Palestine statehood will fail: Arab League

Aboul Gheit

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit says it will be impossible to settle the Israel-Palestinian conflict without giving Palestinians the right to establish their own state.

In an apparent dig at US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Aboul Gheit the state of Palestine should include all territories occupied by the Tel Aviv regime in the 1967 Middle East war.

“Whatever is rejected by the Palestinian or the Arab side is unacceptable,” he said Monday.

“What is acceptable from our side as Arabs as a solution is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital,” he stressed.

While the content of the deal remain unknown, there is speculation that Washington is blatantly biased in favor of Israel.

The West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, led by President Mahmoud Abbas and the Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement have also boycotted a US-led economic conference scheduled to be held in the Bahraini capital Manama next week.