Fatahnews| April 14, 2019 – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke during the first meeting on Saturday evening, at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah City, in the central occupied West Bank, with the newly formed 18th government, saying, “We have many difficult and complicated tasks, first of which is the ‘Deal of the Century,’ of which I think nothing is left undeclared.”
He said the Palestinians have rejected this deal from the beginning, “because it excluded Jerusalem from Palestine, and therefore we do not want the rest. There is no state without Jerusalem, no state in Gaza, no state without Gaza.”
Meanwhile, Abbas said he does not think it is useful to talk with the United States President Donald Trump about any solution or issue, after he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Abbas emphasized the Palestinian national constants and stressed that all Israeli settlements built on Palestinian land are illegal.
He concluded, “We have the right, will remain steadfast and will resist by all legitimate means to establish our independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.”