The new Middle East peace plan by US president Donald Trump has been dismissed by Palestinians.

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas Who reacted to Tuesday’s announcement, said: “Jerusalem is not for sale”.

The plan envisages a Palestinian state and the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank settlements.

Speaking further on the plan, he said, Jerusalem will remain Israel’s “undivided” capital, but the Palestinian capital will “include areas of East Jerusalem”.

“All our rights are not for sale and are not for bargain,”

On what has been tagged as a conspiracy, thousands of Palestinians held protests in the Gaza Strip, while the Israeli military deployed reinforcements in the occupied West Bank.