Anyone who still has delusions that the Palestinian leadership is interested in peace and nation building — as opposed to terror and abject destruction — should check out the official Palestinian Authority’s (PA) reaction to President Trump’s as-yet-to-be-revealed peace plan.
As reported by Palestinian Media Watch,
“In anticipation of the revelation of US President Trump’s Middle East peace plan – the so-called ‘deal of the century’ – the PLO, the PA, and Fatah are emphasizing their rejection of the still unknown plan. They have also announced a ‘day of rage’ on the day the plan is revealed, and called for ‘escalation of resistance’ – a Palestinian euphemism for violence and terror.”
As posted on the official Facebook page of Fatah, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ political party, on January 26, 2020 (two days ahead of the peace plan’s roll out),
“We will redeem you with our blood, #Palestine”
Abbas also announced that “there is no discussion with the American administration, neither brief nor long,” reported the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on 25, 2020.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an enclave ruled by the Palestinian terror organization Hamas, marked the anticipated roll out with violent protest.
President Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan has not even been revealed, yet Palestinians in the Gaza Strip felt the need to protest.
But is burning US and Israeli flags a legitimate form of protest?
How about the “burning” of the President of the United States?
— Yoni Michanie (@YoniMichanie) January 28, 2020
While we should know what is in the peace plan today, what we can conclude is that there is no making peace with radical Islamists. We can only hope that the anticipated “Deal of the Century” takes that into account.