A senior Israeli source has revealed that Abu Dis would be the capital of any future Palestinian state under the “deal of the century”.
According to a report by Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon yesterday, preparations are being made to unilaterally hand over Abu Dis – a district of Jerusalem located beyond Israel’s Separation Wall – to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The PA is expected to reject this step.
— KhamakarPress (@KhamakarPress) June 1, 2019
Abu Dis is classified as part of Area B under the Oslo Accords, meaning it is under civil and administrative sovereignty of the PA but security control of Israel.
The newspaper reported that PA President Mahmoud Abbas in 2018 refused the US and Israeli offer to withdraw from Abu Dis in order for it to become the Palestinian capital.
#International_Quds_Day 2019 Demonstrators in Kargil carried banners with slogans such as “ Death to America and Israel”, “Al-Quds is capital of Palestine”, “No to the deal of the century" and “We are with our Leader ( Khamenei)”.
Karbalai addressed rally at Hussaini Park pic.twitter.com/O1u8UWjZHQ
— Basij E Imam (@Basij_Kargil) May 31, 2019
In December 2017, the US unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and, in May 2018, officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Although the “deal of the century” has not yet been revealed, a number of leaks have been exposed. This has led to the conclusion that the deal will be biased in Israel’s favor at the expense of Palestinian aspirations and historic rights.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)