RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president’s spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump’s team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says the U.S. should “abandon the illusion that creating false facts and falsifying history are going to help it sell those illusions.”

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner along with Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday in Jerusalem. The Trump administration is expected to unveil its Middle East peace plan shortly. Trump has promised to pursue the “ultimate deal.”

The Palestinians have shunned the Americans since Trump announced he was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

By Associated Press