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Palestinian prime minister: Mideast peace plan ‘will not really materialize’

“Bahrain was just simply a terrible exercise,” said Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. “I think it’s an economic workshop that has been fully and totally divorced from reality.”

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. Credit: JCPA.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh. Credit: JCPA.

The day after the “Peace to Prosperity Workshop” in the Bahraini capital of Manama, which took place from June 25-26, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said that what was the first part of the Trump administration’s release of its peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians was “divorced from reality.”

He told Reuters that the plan “will not really materialize, and it’s not going to go anywhere.”

“Bahrain was just simply a terrible exercise,” said Shtayyeh. “I think it’s an economic workshop that has been fully and totally divorced from reality. [It was] no more than an intellectual exercise.”

The Palestinian Authority boycotted the summit.

Ahead of the workshop, the Trump administration released a 40-page document on Saturday detailing a $50 billion, 10-year investment plan for the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.

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