West Bank, ALRAY - US peace plane, known as the deal of the century, includes a transition period lasts for four years, since US administration believes that Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president will refuse the plan but his successor may accept it, Hebrew paper reported.
Deal of the century propose establishing a demilitarized Palestinian state on 70% of occupied West Bank with Shuafat town northeast of Jerusalem.
According to details published by Ynet news site regarding the deal of the century it reported that the plan allows Israel to annex 30% to 40% of Area C, while the Palestinians will have control over about 40% of Areas A and B. This leaves the status of the remaining 30% of Area C unclear.
Under Oslo agreement, occupied West Bank are divided to three areas, A, B, and C. A area constitutes 18% of West Bank that are under Palestinian Authority control, and B area constitutes 21% of West Bank which is under Palestinian administrative control and Israeli security control.
While C area, constitutes 61% of West Bank, is under Israeli administrative and security control, that means any Palestinian projects or measures need Israeli approval.
During the transition period Israel will be able to build in areas where settlements already exist but will not be able to expand beyond its current borders. It will also ban the approval of new urban development plans for the expansion of industrial areas in the West Bank.
According to Ynet site, Palestinians will be able to declare an independent state, but with limited powers. It will be completely demilitarized, it will have no control over its aerial space or border crossings and will not be allowed to form alliances with other countries.
The plan suggests the construction of a tunnel connecting the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and will serve as a safe passage for Palestinians.
The site reported that this is a very sensitive issue that has not yet been examined by Israeli security authorities, which will certainly have their reservations to ensure that the tunnel will not be used to transfer weapons or individuals wanted for crimes against Israel
The plan demands the Palestinian Authority will regain full control over Gaza Strip and demilitarize the militant factions in it.
The deal leaves 15 settlements in small, isolated enclaves of Israeli sovereignty and settlers fear that they will have to evacuate their homes at some point.
According to the deal, Jerusalem will remain entirely under Israeli sovereignty, including the Noble Sanctuary and other holy places that will be under the joint supervision of both Israel and the Palestinians.
The deal states that everything beyond the separation fence in Jerusalem will be transferred to the Palestinians, provided they accept the plan's full outline.
The Palestinians wouldn't be able to annex territories unilaterally like Israel in Area C territories.
The program also offers $50 billion in funding for projects in territories designated for the Palestinian state.
Sources close to the White House claim that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the other princes of the Persian Gulf countries have promised the Americans to donate the money in an effort to prevent the Palestinians from sabotaging the plan from behind the scenes.
The Palestinians threaten to stop security coordination if Israel applies sovereignty over all of its settlements.