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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Egypt

Netanyahu dismisses Kara’s claims on Palestinian state in Sinai

Thursday 16/February/2017 - 11:03 AM
Sada El Balad
By Alaa Turki
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied claims by Minister Ayoub Kara that he pushed during a meeting with US President Donald Trump a plan to establish a Palestinian state in Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula and not in the West Bank.

Kara claimed the two leaders would revive the idea that was long rejected by the international community. He also predicted a sharp and somewhat bewildering shift in Israeli policy.

Writing on Twitter a day before the first meeting between Netanyahu and Trump since the billionaire businessman took office in January، Kara said that the two would give their support to the proposal.

“Trump and Netanyahu will adopt the plan of establishing a Palestinian state in Gaza and Sinai. Instead of Judea and Samaria،” Kara wrote. “This is how we will pave a path to peace، including with the Sunni coalition.”

Egyptian officials denied there was a plan to resettle the Palestinians in Sinai.


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