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PA officially boycotts US-led Bahrain conference, condemning ‘evil face of deal of the century’

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U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt calls the Palestinian decision “a mistake,” saying that they have more to lose by staying away.

By World Israel News Staff

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has officially announced that it will boycott a conference in Bahrain next month that is touted as an economic precursor toward introducing the U.S. Trump administration’s diplomatic plan for Israel and the Palestinians, known as the ‘deal of the century.’

The White House announced Sunday that it would co-host the June 25-26 conference with Bahrain focusing on economic aspects of the long-delayed peace plan, with the declared aim of achieving Palestinian prosperity.

“The Palestinian issue and national rights are not up for sale, and economic initiatives and imaginary promises to the world will not cover the evil face of the ‘deal of the century,’ which is intended to eradicate the Palestinian issue,” said a PA statement released on Thursday.

Bahrain has defended its hosting of the event, saying it is doing so to advance Palestinian interests. A joint U.S.-Bahrain statement said that the objective of the conference is to “discuss strategies and galvanize support for potential economic investments and initiatives that could be made possible by a peace agreement.”

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have confirmed their participation.

However, senior PA official Saeb Erekat said earlier this week that “we have not mandated any party to negotiate on our behalf.”

“We were not consulted by any party on the announced meeting to take place in Manama, Bahrain,” said Erekat. The Palestinian Authority announced that it was breaking off diplomatic contacts with the U.S. administration when President Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017.

“It would be a mistake for the Palestinians not to join us. They have nothing to lose and much to gain,” said Jason Greenblatt, a senior Trump adviser involved in the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

美国特使杰森·格林布拉特称巴勒斯坦的决定是“错误的”,他说,如果他们不在巴勒斯坦,他们会损失更多。

巴勒斯坦权力机构星期四发表声明说:“巴勒斯坦问题和国家权利还没有出售,经济倡议和对世界的假想承诺也不能掩盖旨在根除巴勒斯坦问题的‘世纪协议’的邪恶面目。”

巴林为这次活动的举办进行了辩护,称这样做是为了促进巴勒斯坦的利益。美国巴林联合声明说,这次会议的目标是“讨论战略,并激发对潜在经济投资的支持,以及和平协议可能实现的倡议”。

沙特阿拉伯和阿拉伯联合酋长国已确认他们的参与。

然而,宾夕法尼亚州高级官员赛伯·埃雷卡特本周早些时候说,“我们没有授权任何一方代表我们进行谈判。”

埃雷卡特说:“在巴林马纳马举行的会议上,任何一方都没有征求我们的意见。”巴勒斯坦权力机构宣布,在2017年12月,唐纳德·特朗普总统宣布承认耶路撒冷为以色列首都时,它正在中断与美国政府的外交联系。

“巴勒斯坦人不加入我们是错误的。他们没有什么损失,也没有什么收获,”参与巴以问题的特朗普高级顾问杰森·格林布拉特说。

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