Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Emami Kashani said, “The presence of a bunch of thieves in Palestinians’ home and proposing the deal of the century is nothing but a fiasco.”
The senior cleric underlined that the Deal of the Century is doomed to failure, and said, “This plan will only make the Zionists and the Americans more shameful in the world.”
Defying international outcry, Trump last week announced the general provisions of the plan at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side.
The scheme — which all Palestinian groups have unanimously rejected — largely meets Israel’s demands in the decades-old conflict, while creating a Palestinian state with limited control over its own security and borders.
It enshrines Jerusalem al-Quds as “Israel’s undivided capital” and allows the regime to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley, among other controversial terms.
Palestinian leaders, who severed all ties with Washington in late 2017 after Trump recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime, immediately rejected the plan, with President Mahmoud Abbas saying it “belongs to the dustbin of history.”
Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip poured out onto the street in immediate condemnation of the plan.
Muslims all across the world have also expressed solidarity with the Palestinian cause and denounced the Trump’s proposed plan.