Trump’s Mideast Plan, Despite Its Dangers, Is an Opportunity for Palestinians

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First, the peace plan paved the way for a phone call between Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after two months of communication breakdown. In the next few days, a Palestinian Liberation Organization delegation is slated to visit the Strip and could move forward the wagon of reconciliation, which has been stuck in the mud for years. Fear over the implementation of the Trump plan can serve the parties if they truly have the good will to move ahead. This would instill hope in the public, which has grown indifferent and unsure of their leadership because of the continuous split and its adjacent power struggles.

Second, the plan can promote Palestinian academic and intellectual dialogue with the political leadership to formulate a new strategy in the face of the challenges posed by the American plan, and perhaps rule on whether the two-state solution can still be implemented. Such a debate could give rise to ideas and a strategy forward for the Palestinian struggle, bringing about the non-violent civil insurrection that has been floated in Palestinian circles.

Trump’s Mideast Plan, Despite Its Dangers, Is an Opportunity for Palestinians
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