Saudi Crown Prince: Palestinians should accept peace plan or 'stop complaining'


He also noted that the Palestinian issue was not a top priority for the Saudi government or Saudi public opinion, saying that Saudi Arabia "has much more urgent and important issues to deal with", such as confronting Iran's belligerent expansion in the Middle East. "It is about time the Palestinians take the proposals and agree to come to the negotiations table or shut up and stop complaining", said bin Salman, according to a report published on Axios by Barak Ravid, correspondent for Israel's Channel 10 news.

Leaving an audience of Jewish leaders at a meeting in NY stunned by his harsh criticism, Mohammad bin Salman scolded the Palestinian leadership for what he described as a decades-long history of "rejecting peace with Israel", adding they should either begin to accept peace proposals or "shut up", according to a report on Israel's Channel 10 News.

"For the past 40 years, the Palestinian leadership has missed opportunities again and again, and rejected all the offers it was given", the Saudi leader is said to have told the leaders in unprecedented remarks.

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"Before, it will be possible talks between Saudi Arabia, the Arab world and Israel, it is necessary to make significant progress in reaching agreement with the Palestinians", - quotes its "dozen", noting that this statement has predictably led his interlocutors to the indescribable delight.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the Palestinian leadership needs to accept the peace plans proposed by the USA or stop complaining and that the Arab world has lost interest in the so-called Palestinian issue. "I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation".

Responding to a question about the two state solutions, Pompeo did not chose to clearly support Washington's earlier position: proposing Israel and Palestinian side by side, instead, he said, "The parties will ultimately make the decision about what the right resolution is".

Arab Israelis are descendants of Palestinians who remained on their land following the creation of the Jewish state in 1948.