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World Netanyahu thanks Egypt, Oman, Bahrain for their 'support' of UAE deal

17:51  14 august  2020
17:51  14 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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After Jordan and Egypt , the UAE is only the third Arab country to announce formal diplomatic relations with Israel, and the Israel has also cultivated ties with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain . However, the UAE ’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan later tweeted that the country had

a group of people standing around a fire: Palestinian protesters set ablaze cut-outs showing the faces of (L to R) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and US President Donald Trump, during a demonstration in Nablus in the West Bank © JAAFAR ASHTIYEH Palestinian protesters set ablaze cut-outs showing the faces of (L to R) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and US President Donald Trump, during a demonstration in Nablus in the West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday thanked the leaders of Egypt, Oman and Bahrain for their "support" of the agreement to normalise ties with the UAE.

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Bahrain , Oman , Saudi Arabia and Qatar have followed suit in engaging with Israel, though generally behaving more discreetly. Qualifications immediately followed announcement of the accord: UAE sources clarified that their embassy will not be located in Jerusalem, while Netanyahu pledged that

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While Israeli newspapers overwhelmingly welcomed the accord, Palestinian media condemned the "triple aggression against Palestinian rights", referring to the Jewish state, the Emirates and the deal's broker, the United States.

In the West Bank city of Nablus, protesters set ablaze posters of the leaders of the three countries.

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Israel and Oman do not have diplomatic relations. The meeting was the first between leaders of Days before Netanyahu 's visit, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also visited Oman The following month, Omani officials joined their Arab counterparts from the United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia

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Netanyahu, for his part, thanked Arab supporters of the normalisation.

"I thank Egyptian President al-Sisi, and the governments of Oman and Bahrain, for their support of the historic peace treaty between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which is expanding the circle of peace and will be good for the entire region," Netanyahu tweeted.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan are posing for a picture: Combination of pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed © GALI TIBBON Combination of pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed

Israel has two official peace treaties with Arab states -- Egypt, since 1979, and Jordan, signed in 1994.

The US administration launched a peace plan for the Middle East in January that would see the normalisation of relations between Israel and Arab states of the Gulf.

The Israeli press said Bahrain or Oman but also Sudan could be next.

During a February visit to Uganda, Netanyahu met with Sudan's leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, saying they had "agreed to start cooperation leading to normalisation" between their countries.

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Palestinians in Gaza rally against Israel-UAE deal .
Protesters in Gaza City chanted against UAE-Israeli normalisation, saying it is a 'betrayal to Jerusalem and Palestine'.Protesters burned Israeli and US flags, trampled on posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, and chanted "normalisation is betrayal to Jerusalem and Palestine".

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