Trump made the short trip from from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and passed a billboard which read the “The city of peace welcomes the man of peace.” the billboard had photos of Abbas and Trump.
“President Abbas assures me he is ready to work towards that goal in good faith, and Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same,’ Trump announced at the Palestinian Presidential Palace.
Abbas claimed he was ready to be Trump’s partner in peace in an effort to reach a deal that would establish a Palestinian state on lands Israel captured fifty years ago.
Abbas told Trump that the Palestinians “are committed to working with you to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel.” Abbas also claimed that the conflict with Israel is not of a religious nature.
“If Israelis and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the Middle East,” Trump said, adding that it “would be an amazing accomplishment.”
Meanwhile in Gaza, protesters were shouting for the death of Trump and burning Trump effigies.