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Entertainment Peace agreement between Israel and the Emirates: Palestine feels “betrayed”

09:25  14 august  2020
09:25  14 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Israel and the US just struck a peace deal whereby Israel won’t annex Palestinian territory and the UAE normalizes Israel and the United Arab Emirates just agreed to a historic deal to normalize their long-strained relations — and Palestinian leaders, too, have expressed outrage over the agreement .

A Palestinian government spokesperson called the Israel -UAE peace deal a "blow to the Arab Peace Initiative and the decisions of the Arab and Islamic "The Palestinian leadership rejects what the United Arab Emirates has done and considers it a betrayal of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and

Le chef de l'Autorité palestinienne, Mahmoud Abbas a évoqué une «trahison pour Jérusalem et la cause palestinienne» après la normalisation des relations entre Israël et les Émirats arabes unis. © ABBAS MOMANI / AFP The head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas spoke of a “betrayal for Jerusalem and the Palestinian cause” after normalization relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

The normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, concluded this Thursday evening, was quick to make the Palestinians react. In the West Bank, more than surprise or incomprehension, it is above all anger that dominates.

From our correspondent in Ramallah, Alice Froussard

If Ramallah does not seem more agitated than usual, in cafes, restaurants, the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is the subject of all conversations .

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“There is obviously anger, but even more so, one feels betrayed by the United Arab Emirates even though it has long been known that they were normalizing their relations with Israel . And this little by little for years. (...) The Palestinians were not consulted. And they are turning to their advantage by stopping Israeli annexation or at least suspending it. It’s an insult to any intelligent person in the Arab world, ”said the young Palestinian woman, shortly after hearing the news.

"A betrayal"

On social networks, reactions keep coming. Mahmoud Abbas , for his part, immediately summoned the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. "This is a betrayal for Jerusalem and the Palestinian cause," he said in a statement.

The Palestinian president called for an emergency meeting of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He immediately summoned the Palestinian ambassador to Abu Dabi.

For Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, this normalization is at the expense of the Palestinians. And while relations between the factions are not good, all agree this time that "all sections of Palestinian society unite to reject normalization."

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