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Haaretz: Netanyahu and Obama discussed the transfer of part of the Sinai under the control of the PA

Thursday, January 11, in the newspaper «Haaretz», citing four unnamed sources, an article was published political commentator Amir Tivon that in 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly offered the U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of state John Kerry to support the plan of annexation to Israeli territory large settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria in exchange for the transfer of control to the Palestinian authority areas in the North of the Sinai Peninsula, which were to attach to the Gaza strip.

The article States that Netanyahu was counting on support of such plan by the President of Egypt Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.

In the office of the Prime Minister of Israel, denied this information.

Judging by the recent publication of The New York Times, a similar plan for the settlement of territorial disputes with Israel has asked the PA President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Saudi Arabia. It was alleged that this plan has support in the administration of U.S. President Donald trump.

Recall that on 14 February 2017, the Minister Ayoub Kara has published in his Twitter microblog that «Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President, Donald trump will accept the plan of the President of Egypt Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi on creating a Palestinian state in the Gaza strip and the Sinai Peninsula, not in Judea and Samaria.» Ayub Kara said: «So the way will be paved for peace with the Sunni coalition.» A source in the office of the Minister Ayoub Kara confirmed then edition NEWSru.co.il that we are talking about authentic publication. A source in the office of the Minister refused to answer the question, did you speak Ayub Kara on this subject with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In September 2014, it was reported that Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi invited the President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas to create a Palestinian state on the territory of the Sinai Peninsula. It was alleged that al-Sisi was willing to give the Palestinians 1,600 square km, adjacent to the Gaza strip. On-site, five times the size of the sector, was supposed to settle the Palestinian refugees. The new state was to be demilitarized and shall be under the full control of the PNA leadership. According to this proposal, Abbas had to abandon claims to the territory ceded to Israel in 1967. The Palestinian enclaves in the West Bank was supposed to preserve their autonomy. Anonymous sources then quoted al-Sisi allegedly said to Abbas that at his age it’s time to think about what he will leave descendants. However, the Palestinian leader rejected the offer.

It was also alleged that the US administration was introduced in the course of the case. The Egyptians knew, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has kept it secret from the Israeli leadership. Then, it was said that the initiator of this program was made by the former head of the national security Council, Giora Eiland.

We will add that in 2012, the Arab media published information according to which a similar plan promoted by the leaders of the terrorist organization Hamas.

Haaretz: Netanyahu and Obama discussed the transfer of part of the Sinai under the control of the PA 11.01.2018

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