An MP has labelled Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan an “annexation plan.”

Speaking in parliament yesterday (January 4), Ilford North MP Wes Streeting called for the Government to reject the plan, drawn up by U.S President Donald Trump.

The Labour MP, who has represented Ilford North since 2015, said: “A peace plan without Palestinian participation isn’t a peace plan, it’s an annexation plan.

“Can the Secretary of State assure us that the Government will not accept either this plan or any unilateral annexation and perhaps, take the step now to recognise an independent Palestinian state before there’s no state left to recognise.”

Last week, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled the peace deal proposal in the absence of Palestinian leaders who pre-emptively rejected the plans, citing bias.

The proposals would see Jerusalem named as Israel’s “undivided” capital, with a potential Palestinian capital to the east and north of the city.

Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory would be recognised as part of the country.

A potential Palestinian state would receive territory near Gaza to compensate for the loss of about 30 per cent of the West Bank.

The Jordan valley would be recognised as part of Israel.

The Palestinians would be offered a path to statehood but with no army, a precondition of which would be the “complete dismantling” of Hamas – the militant organisation which governs the Gaza strip.

Palestinian refugees would not have the “right of return” to homes lost to Israel in previous conflicts.

Responding to Mr Streeting, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “I certainly agree with him that any annexation unilaterally would be contrary to international law damaging to peace efforts and cannot go unchallenged.

“The answer is to get the both sides around the negotiating table.”