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Sunday, 21 April 2019

White House denies it wants Egypt to cede part of Sinai to Palestine

The Trump administration has denied it intends to carve out a chunk of Sinai to create a “new Palestinian state” as part of its new peace plan for the region. US Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt said in a tweet the reports were made up by “people who don’t know what’s in the plan.” The peace plan, which “will be rolled out after the new Israeli government is sworn in” and after Ramadan ends in June, “will require concessions from both sides but won’t jeopardize the security of Israel,” White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly told 100 foreign diplomats on Wednesday, according to Times of Israel.

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