Gaza, ALRAY -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he hopes to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and that he still believes doing so is possible.
Trump made the remarks on the sidelines of UN General Assembly meetings in New York. A few minutes earlier, he had sent the same message on his Twitter account.
“We are going to discuss peace between Israel and the Palestinians; it will be a fantastic achievement,” Trump said during a joint press event.
“We are giving it absolute go – there is a good chance it could happen. Most people would say there is no chance whatsoever, but I think that with the ability of Bibi and the other side – I really think we have a chance,” Trump added.
Trump is expected to meet Jordan's King Abdullah II, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to discuss the issue.
It’s noteworthy that Palestinian-Israeli negotiations have been stalled since April 2014, after Israel refused to halt settlements and release the fourth batch of pre-Oslo prisoners.