On February 22, 2020, Palestinian ambassador to Iraq Ahmad 'Aql said in a statement aired on the Iraqi Al-Etejah TV and Al-Ahd TV said that the Trump or Netanyahu Deal will not succeed because the Palestinian people has men who are prepared to wage resistance and to make sacrifices. He added that a Palestinian child takes a kitchen knife, kills three armed Israeli soldiers, steals their car, and continues to kill and wound other soldiers somewhere else. He said: "A people who has such children will never be defeated". He said that the Palestinians will resist the Deal of the Century and the American and Zionist enemy until the last drop of a Palestinian child's blood.
Ahmad 'Aql: "[Even] if the Balfour and the Sykes-Picot conspiracies were destined to succeed, Trump, the Trump Deal, or the Netanyahu Deal will never be destined to succeed, because our people have become more aware, and because amongst our people there are men who wage resistance, who are up for the confrontation and are prepared to make sacrifices. A child takes his parents' kitchen knife, walks up to soldiers armed to their teeth, kills three of them, takes their car, and then he goes to another place and kills and wounds other soldiers... A people that has such children will never be defeated, regardless of the weakness that is now apparent.
"We promise you that we will resist the Deal of the Century with everything we've got and that we will remain steadfast, embedded in the Holy Land, and that we will resist this enemy – the American enemy and the Zionist enemy – until the last drop of a Palestinian child's blood."