- Saeb Erekat: Trump Administration Seeks ‘Palestinian Declaration of Surrender’
Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat has denounced the Trump administration’s approach to the peace process, saying that the White House seeks a “Palestinian declaration of surrender”.
Writing in an op-ed for the New York Times in his capacity as the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Erekat said that what has been revealed thus far about the Trump administration has avoided “the real issues” of “Israeli occupation” and Palestinian rights.
“Unless the Trump administration’s plan addresses these issues head-on, it is a non-starter for the Palestinians,” Erekat wrote, adding: “It should be for the rest of the world, as well.”
Addressing the forthcoming Bahrain-hosted conference on economic investment in the occupied Palestinian territory, the PLO official declared: “Let us be clear: There will be no economic prosperity in Palestine without the end of the occupation.”