Trump's 'Deal of the Century' Will Give Palestine 85 to 90 Percent of the West Bank, Israeli Media Outlet Speculates

Amanda Casanova | Religion Today Contributing Writer | Friday, January 18, 2019
Trump's 'Deal of the Century' Will Give Palestine 85 to 90 Percent of the West Bank, Israeli Media Outlet Speculates

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' Will Give Palestine 85 to 90 Percent of the West Bank, Israeli Media Outlet Speculates


Most of the West Bank of Jerusalem will be given to a future Palestinian state as part of President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” peace plan for Israel and Palestine.

According to a report from Israeli media, the proposal would divide Jerusalem, where eastern Jerusalem would belong to a sovereign Palestinian state and western Jerusalem, including the Old City, would go to Israel.

The White House has said this proposal released by the Israeli media is “speculation” and “inaccurate.”

According to the report, however, under the peace deal, Palestine and Israel can swap land. In one case, Palestine would be given 85 to 90 percent of the West Bank, but major settlement areas would be given to Israel.

The full proposal is expected to be released April 9. 

According to CBN News, the Palestinian Authority has already rejected the plan. The Palestinian Authority said "any peace plan that does not include an independent Palestinian state – with all of East Jerusalem as its capital – on the 1967 borders, is destined to fail."

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