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Trump vows to do everything to achieve Israel-Palestine peace

The Palestinian leader raised numerous familiar grievances and demands for a peace deal with Israel, including a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and an end to what the Palestinians view as the illegal "occupation" of the West Bank.

U.S. President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal, but he offered no concrete proposals on how to get there.

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Mr Trump will head to the Vatican, and to Brussels and Italy for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G-7 meetings.

"I also firmly believe that if Israel and the Palestinians can make peace, it can begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East and that will be an incredible accomplishment", he said. Awni al-Mashni, a member of the Fatah movement, the dominant faction within the PA, told MEE, "even if Abbas has agreed to give up Jerusalem, no one can impose anything on the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian people won't allow that to happen".

He also commended the importance of the holding of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday. The area, captured by Israel in 1967, is not sovereign Israeli territory and Palestinians there are not Israeli citizens and do not have the right to vote.

He became the first sitting USA president to visit the site in the Israeli-annexed east of the city.

Trump pledged U.S. aid for the investigation into the attack in a telephone call Tuesday with British prime minister Theresa May. The problem is not between us and Judaism. Trump also said that Iran should have thanked the US for the 2015 nuclear agreement, because it led to sanctions being lifted.

The Palestinian president raised the issue of Palestinian detainees, who have been holding a hunger strike for more than a month. And their demands are humane and just.

Bethlehem/Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he is committed "to do everything" to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that "peace can not take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded". "I intend to do everything I can to help achieve that goal".

His visit to Palestine included delivering remarks in front of a backdrop of Palestinian flags, but Trump didn't mention a two-state solution, as has been mentioned in the past. President Trump again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US President Donald Trump speak upon the latter's arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 22, 2017, as part of his first trip overseas. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. "Ultimately there isn't a single concession the Palestinians can make now that would lead towards a peace deal", Baconi saod.

While the president reiterated his desire to broker a peace deal, his visit produced no announcement on steps toward renewing negotiations.


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