- US Likely to Unveil ‘Deal of Century’ on Nakba Day 15 May: Report
A report says the administration of US President Donald Trump will likely unveil its controversial proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in mid-May on the 71th anniversary of the Nakba Day (the Day of Catastrophe).
According to a report by the Emirati news website al-Khaleejonline on Wednesday, Arab and Palestinian sources quoted American officials close to the Trump administration as saying that the so-called “deal of the century” will likely be released on May 15.
The sources, who were speaking on condition of anonymity, explained that Washington has taken all the necessary steps to present its plan and has also obtained financing from Arab and other countries to ensure its implementation.
All the Arab countries, as well as the Palestinian Authority, are now in the stage of waiting for the American deal to be unveiled, and its contents will change the political map of the whole region, especially with the leaks that have emerged in recent months, the report said.
The prospect of peace between Israelis and Palestinians was dealt a major blow in December 2017, when Trump recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel. He also moved the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city on May 14, 2018, in what appeared to be an intentional coincidence with the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day. The occasion marks the expulsion by Israel of Palestinians from their motherland.