Israel’s Channel 10 reported that Mahmoud Abbas’ son met with Jason Greenblatt about a year ago, expressing deep doubts about the continued viability of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
By: World Israel News Staff
According to a report by Israel’s Channel 10 news, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ son, Tareq, met secretly with President Trump’s Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly about one year ago.
Details of the meeting were provided by senior Israeli officials.
During the meeting, Abbas’ son reportedly expressed support for a one-state solution, communicating that a two-solution is simply no longer possible. Instead, he reportedly advocates one-state with equal rights for all, regardless of ethnicity or religion.
“I support a one-state solution between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, with equal rights for all its citizens,” the report quoted Tareq Abbas as saying.
The meeting between Greenblatt and Abbas’ son reportedly occurred a few days after Trump met with Abbas on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
This was several months prior to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent move of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. After those events transpired, the PA launched a boycott of the US administration, with Abbas recently referring to the US officials as “liars” in connection to offers to extend aid to residents of the Gaza Strip.
While Trump and Abbas are slated to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, a meeting between the two remains unlikely.
Meanwhile, the world is still waiting for Trump to roll out his “deal of the century” Mideast peace plan, which the Palestinians have vowed to reject site unseen.