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Malaysia in defense of Palestine

The Malaysian government said in a statement today that after it carefully studied the proposed peace deal for Israel and Palestine – the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’, which was announced by the US President Donald Trump, it found the proposal “utterly unacceptable.”

“Malaysia believes the Palestinians have every right to reject it,” read the statement which was issued by the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Office.

It continued, “Palestine, an aggrieved party that has been subjected to the prolonged Israeli illegal occupation, was never directly involved or even consulted in the formulation of the proposal.”

Malaysia said the proposal was “heavily one-sided, seeking to reward Israel as the occupier at the expense of occupied Palestine and its people. The proposal is clearly unfair to the Palestinians and will only perpetuate the injustices they have long endured.”

The statement added, “Malaysia  stands by its position that the creation of an independent State of Palestine through the two-State solution, based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, is the only viable solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict.”

“Malaysia will continue to support concrete and honest efforts to find a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the international law and relevant United Nations resolutions through negotiations involving the parties concerned.”

(Source: Days of Palestine)

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