Pelestine denounces Israel-UAE deal

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Published: August 14,2020 01:29 PM
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August 14, 2020: Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

August 14, 2020: Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has denounced the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, his spokesperson said. "The Palestinian leadership rejects and denounces the surprising, trilateral, UAE, Israeli and US announcement," Abbas' spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in a statement.



US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  termed the announcement of normalisation of ties between UAE and Israel as a remarkable achievement for two of the world's most forward-leaning, technologically advanced states. Terming it as an "historic day and a significant step forward for peace in the Middle East", the US Secretary of State said: "After vigorous diplomatic outreach, President Trump, along with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, signed an agreement to fully normalize relations."





France also welcomed the Israeli-UAE agreement on normalising relations and deemed Israel's decision on suspending the annexation of the Palestinian territories as a "positive step". "France welcomes the announcement of normalizing the relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which are important regional partners for us."





Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday reached an agreement - brokered by the United States - to work towards a "full normalisation of relations." Under the deal, Israel agreed to delay the annexation of Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank.




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