The United States wants Israel to earmark lands for the future Palestinian state, former US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt told Army Radio Thursday.
Washington seeks the move in exchange for giving a green light for Israel to apply sovereignty to West Bank areas under Peace to Prosperity plan by US President Donald Trump.
Greenblatt pointed out that while the plan does allow Israel to apply its laws to some 30 percent of the West Bank, it also commits Israel to slating lands for a Palestinian state.
Greenblatt’s remarks follow reports in the Israeli media that the US asked Israel to hand half of Area C — a zone under Israeli security and civil control — to the Palestinian Authority while applying its laws to the other half.
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