THE main points of the United States’ anticipated Middle East peace plan, the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’, were revealed by a Hebrew-language news outlet, on Tuesday, and then published by the Maan website.
Israel Hayom news outlet published the main points of the ‘Deal of the Century’ from a leaked document, which was circulated by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
The following are the main points of the agreement proposed by the United States administration:
A tripartite agreement will be signed between Israel, a wizard (a utility that assists in authoring a document), and Hamas, and a Palestinian state will be established that will be called “the new Palestine” that will be established on Judea, Samaria and Gaza, with the exception of the settlements.
2. Evacuation of land
The settlement blocs as they are today will remain in the hands of Israel and will be joined by the few settlements. The areas of the blocs will grow according to the area of the isolated settlements that will be added to them.
Will not be divided and shared by Israel and the new Palestine and will be the capital of Israel and the new Palestine, the Arab inhabitants will be the citizens of the new Palestine. The Jerusalem Municipality will be responsible for all areas of Jerusalem except the education that will be handled by the new Palestinian government and the new Palestinian Authority will pay the Jerusalem Municipality municipal taxes and water.
Jews will not be allowed to buy Arab homes, and Arabs will not be allowed to buy Jewish homes. No additional areas will be annexed to Jerusalem.
The Holy Places will remain as they are today held.
Egypt will lease new land to Palestine for the purpose of establishing an airport for the establishment of factories and commerce and for agriculture, other than housing. The size of the territories and the price will be determined between the parties through the mediation of the supporting countries (an explanation for the countries that support the continuation of the road).
5. The supporting countries
The countries that will financially support the implementation of this agreement are: the United States, the European Union and the oil-producing Gulf states.
The supporting countries will provide a budget of $30 billion over five years for national projects for the new Palestine. (The cost of evacuating the isolated settlements and their location in the settlement blocs will apply to Israel).
6. The division between the supporting countries
A. USA 20%
B. EU 10%
C. The oil producing Gulf states – 70% – will be divided according to their oil production.
D. Most of the burden on oil producing countries is because they will be the main beneficiaries of this agreement.
The new Palestine would no longer have to form an army. The only weapon would be light weapons held by the police.
A defence agreement will be signed between Israel and the new Palestine in which Israel will guarantee the new Palestine from all external aggression and the new Palestine will pay Israel for this protection.
The cost of this payment shall be in negotiations between the parties, mediated by the supporting countries.
8. Timelines and stages of execution
Upon signing the agreement:
A. Hamas will deposit all its weapons, including the personal weapons of the Egyptians.
B. Hamas members, including the leaders, will continue to receive salaries from the supporting countries until the establishment of the government.
C. All the borders of the Strip will be open to the passage of goods and workers to Israel and Egypt as they are today with Judea and Samaria and by sea.
D. Within a year, democratic elections will be held and a government will be elected to the new Palestine. Every Palestinian citizen will be able to stand for election.
E. Prisoners – One year after the elections and the establishment of the government, the prisoners will be released gradually for three years.
F. Within five years, a seaport and airport will be established in the new Palestine and by then the airport in Israel and the seaports in Israel will be used.
G. The borders between the new Palestine and Israel will be open to the passage of citizens and goods as is the case with friendly countries.
H. An autostrada will bridge a bridge about 30 metres above the surface of the earth, between Gaza and Judea and Samaria, the highway will establish a Chinese company, the financing of the highway – bridge will come from:
China 50%, Japan 10%, South Korea 10%, Australia 10%, Canada 10%, the United States and the European Union 10%.
9. The Jordan Valley
A. The Jordan Valley will remain in the hands of Israel as it is today.
B. Route 90 will turn into a four-lane toll road.
C. Israel will issue a tender for paving the road.
D. Will give two crossings from the new Palestine to Jordan – these crossings will be under the control of the new Palestine.
A. If Hamas and PLO object to this agreement, the US will cancel all their financial support to the Palestinians and ensure that no country in the world transfers money to them.
B. If Abbas agrees to the terms of this agreement and Hamas or Islamic Jihad will not agree, the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad will be held accountable and in another round of violence between Israel and Hamas, the US will back Israel to personally harm Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders. That a group of a few dozen will determine the lives of millions of people.
C. If Israel opposes this agreement, economic support for Israel will cease.’