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  • estrella posted an update 3 weeks, 5 days ago · updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago

      • “…comments drew the ire of Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee.

        “First, lift the siege of Gaza, stop the Israeli theft of our land, resources and funds, give us our freedom of movement and control over our borders, airspace, territorial waters etc,” she said in a post on Twitter.

        “Then, watch us build a vibrant prosperous economy as a free and sovereign people.”

        Ali Abunimah, a cofounder of Electronic Intifada, told Al Jazeera Kushner’s plan is “an effort to buy Palestine for peanuts and give Palestinians nothing in exchange”.

        “The basic issue of Israeli military occupation, colonisation and apartheid is really the elephant in the room,” Abunimah said.

        “The Trump administration and other US officials in charge of this so-called peace process actively support all the things that destroy the Palestinian economy, that plunge millions of Palestinians in poverty and prevent Palestinians from thriving.” (from article)