US president’s policy shift on Palestine nonsensical: PLO

Ramalla, Palestine

A senior member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his swift policy shift from Washington’s decades-long support for a so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“This does not make sense,” PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi told media on Wednesday, adding, “This is not a responsible policy and it does not serve the cause of peace.”
“They cannot just say that without an alternative,” she added. A senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Washington would no longer insist on a “two-state solution” to the Israel-Palestine conflict, but would support whatever the two sides agree to.
“A two-state solution that does not bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve,” the official said, adding, “Peace is the goal, whether that comes in the form of a two-state solution if that is what the parties want, or something else if that is what the parties want.—Agencies

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