The Arab League\u2019s head, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, urged on Saturday the union\u2019s members to formulate a unified stance on US President Donald Trump\u2019s Mideast peace plan.\r\nThe Arab League studies all plans presented to it and has the right to either accept or reject those plans, the Arab League\u2019s head Ahmed Aboul-Gheit added.\r\nAboul-Gheit\u2019s comments came during a meeting with Arab foreign ministers in Egypt\u2019s capital city Cairo. The meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo was requested by the Palestinians, who responded angrily to the US plan.\r\n\r\nTrump\u2019s Mideast plan\r\nUS President Donald Trump unveiled the long-awaited proposal Tuesday in Washington. It would allow Israel to annex all its West Bank settlements - which the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal - as well as the Jordan Valley, which accounts for roughly a fourth of the West Bank.\r\nIn return, the Palestinians would be granted statehood in Gaza, scattered chunks of the West Bank and some neighborhoods on the outskirts of Jerusalem, all linked together by a new network of roads, bridges and tunnels. Israel would control the state\u2019s borders and airspace and maintain overall security authority. Critics of the plan say this would rob Palestinian statehood of any meaning.\r\nThe plan would abolish the right of return for Palestinian refugees displaced by the 1948 war and their descendants, a key Palestinian demand. The entire agreement would be contingent on Gaza\u2019s Hamas rulers and other armed groups disarming, something they have always adamantly rejected.\r\n\r\nCountries react\r\nAmbassadors from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman attended the unveiling, in a tacit sign of support for the US initiative.\r\nSaudi Arabia and Egypt, Arab states that are close US allies, said they appreciated President Trump\u2019s efforts and called for renewed negotiations without commenting on the plan\u2019s content.\r\nEgypt urged Israelis and Palestinians to \u201ccarefully study\u201d the plan. It said it favors a solution that restores all the \u201clegitimate rights\u201d of the Palestinian people through establishing an \u201cindependent and sovereign state on the occupied Palestinian territories.\u201d\r\nJordan, meanwhile, warned against any Israeli \u201cannexation of Palestinian lands\u201d and reaffirmed its commitment to the creation of a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines, which would include all the West Bank and Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem.\r\nJordan and Egypt are the only two Arab countries that have peace treaties with Israel.