GAZA: Hundreds of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are protesting against the United States’ Middle East peace plan, taking to the streets on the eve of a US-sponsored summit in Bahrain where Washington is expected to reveal details of its long-awaited initiative.
Starting on Tuesday, the workshop in Manama will see attendees discussing what the US has described as the financial component of its plan to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The two-day event, which is led by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is boycotted by the Palestinian leadership.
Palestinian leaders say the gathering circumvents a political settlement based on a two-state solution, describing it as an ill-fated attempt by the US administration and some of its Middle Eastern allies – including Israel and several Arab countries – to “liquidate” the Palestinian cause.
A number of Arab countries, including Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, are sending delegates to the event.