- Quick Glance at What We Know So Far About Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ as It’s About to Be Revealed
by Tim Korso, https://sputniknews.com/
The long awaited publication of Trump’s peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict might not be met with global praise, since many countries and even Palestinian National Authority (PNA), one of the key parties to the conflict, have cast doubt on how balanced and non-biased the deal will be.
The “deal of the century” peace plan was announced by US President Donald Trump years ago, but yet very little is known of its contents, apart from the economic portion and various media reports, which POTUS has labelled as “purely speculative”. The situation is, however, bound to change as President Trump recently promised to release it in full ahead of his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz in Washington on 28 January.
What is known for sure is that the US wants to offer PNA a “peace to prosperity” plan, where Palestinians will be incentivised to take the peace offering in exchange for massive investments in the PNA’s economy that, in Washington’s view, will lead them to economic success.
The deal will suggest investing a whopping $50 billion in the Palestinian territories as well as in neighbouring Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan over 10 years to stimulate the local economies. Additionally, the plan envisages the construction of a transport link between the Gaza Strip and the PNA’s West Bank territories with the aid of $5 billion.