Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 February 2020

Trump's Middle East peace plan: the key points

The plan calls for the creation of a state of Palestine with its capital in portions of occupied East Jerusalem

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, calling for the creation of a state of Palestine with its capital in portions of East Jerusalem and saying it was a "win-win" opportunity for the Palestinians and Israel.

The plan ends speculation as to whether Mr Trump's administration, in preparing a proposal without input from Palestinian leaders, would abandon a two-state resolution to the conflict.

Here are the main points of that agreement:

  • The Palestinians must recognise Israel as the Jewish state
  • Israel will retain security control in the entire west of the Jordan River, giving Israel a permanent eastern border
  • The plan contains a road map for the establishment of a Palestinian state
  • Hamas is to be disarmed and Gaza to be demilitarised
  • Jerusalem is to remain united under Israel’s control
  • Religious sites must remain open to all faiths
  • The plan does not uproot Palestinians or Israelis from their homes
  • It declares: "There shall be no right of return by, or absorption of, any Palestinian refugee into the state of Israel"

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The peace plan document in full

Updated: January 29, 2020 12:46 AM

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