PA blames escalation on Trump peace plan; Hamas praises ‘revolution’

The office of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas blames the latest escalation in tensions on US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan unveiled last month.

The so-called “deal of the century” has “created this atmosphere of escalation and tension by trying to impose fake facts on the ground, which we have repeatedly warned against,” says Nabil Abu Rudeineh, Abbas’s spokesperson, in a statement posted on the PA official site Wafa.

The Hamas terror group praises the latest attacks on Israelis, saying in a statement that “the revolution raging in the West Bank cities and in Jerusalem is the implementation of the Palestinian people’s decision to expel the occupation from the West Bank and free it of settlers.”

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