Uae Israel Agreement Reaction

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The Palestinian Arabic-language daily Al-Quds called the agreement a “dangerous development that symbolized the UAE`s exit from the Arab-Islamic consensus,” which effectively gave Israel the green light to pursue its settlement policy and encouraged it to ignore the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people. While the United Arab Emirates stated that Israel`s agreement was ending annexation plans, “it was the opposite.” Here are some of the main international reactions to the agreement: the agreement was categorically and immediately condemned by Palestinians from across the political spectrum. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called it an act of “treason” and recalled his ambassador from Abu Dhabi in protest, while Hamas called it “a sting in the back of our people.” For their part, the Emiratis tried to distort the decision to normalize with Israel as a “fatal blow” to the annexation of Palestinian lands from Israel, thus saving the two-state solution. But the reality is somewhat different. Read more: Iran, Turkey slam UAE over agreement with Israel Safadi said the agreement must be followed by Israel ending any unilateral moves to annex territory in the occupied West Bank that “obstruct peace prospects and violate Palestinian rights.” Oman welcomed the agreement in an official statement from the Foreign Ministry. A ministry spokesman expressed “the sultanate`s support for the UAE`s decision on relations with Israel as part of its joint historic declaration with the United States and Israel.” Demonstrations and demonstrations were held in many cities in Pakistan to condemn the agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. [83] Yousef Al Otaiba, the UAE`s ambassador to the United States, issued a statement on 13 August in which he hailed the agreement as a “victory for diplomacy and for the region,” adding how it “reduces tensions and creates new energy for positive change.” [7] “The agreement with the United Arab Emirates is a reward for Israeli occupation and crimes,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem told AFP. There has been no official reaction or media coverage in Saudi Arabia, but some Saudis have tweeted under the hashtags “Normalization is treason,” “UAE” and “Israel.” The agreement announced last week on the normalization of relations between the Vae and Israel is a turning point in the Middle East. This will likely result in other such measures, perhaps by the other members of the GCC and Morocco, and will establish models of regional conflict and cooperation. Jared Kushner, the trump administration official who participated in the negotiations of the agreement, told CBS News that the deal would make the Middle East more peaceful and hopeful, meaning fewer U.S. troops would have to be deployed in the region.

[43] Foreign Affairs Minister Mike Pompeo said the agreement was an important step toward stabilizing the region and was good for the world. [44] Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi criticized the agreement and wrote on Twitter: “Israel has been rewarded for not openly declaring what it has done illegally and stubbornly to Palestine since the beginning of the occupation.” [6] Fatah accused the United Arab Emirates of “despising their national, religious and humanitarian duties” towards the Palestinian people, while Hamas declared it a “traitor sting in the back of the Palestinian people”[6], saying that the agreement was a “free reward” for the “crimes and violations of the Palestinian people”. [40] The small island state of Bahrain is a close ally of Saudi Arabia, which has not yet commented on the agreement.