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Palestinians recall its ambassador from United Arab Emirates


The Palestinian ambassador to the UAE has been recalled following the announcement of plans to normalize relations between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi. Palestinians talk about betrayal.

Alisdare Hickson
Alisdare Hickson
The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) announced the withdrawal of its ambassador from the United Arab Emirates after the announcement of the decision to establish diplomatic relations between the UAE and Israel. The corresponding statement was made on Thursday evening, August 13, by the PNA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. The Palestinian Authority considers Abu Dhabi's course to normalize relations with Israel "a betrayal of Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem and the Palestinian cause."

On Thursday, the authorities of Israel and the UAE announced the establishment of diplomatic relations, a decision mediated by US President Donald Trump. It is expected that the corresponding document will be signed in the United States within a few weeks. At the same time, as a gesture of goodwill, Israel will abandon the annexation of vast territories in the West Bank of the Jordan River, to which Germany and France called on this country back in June.

In this regard, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the "beginning of a new era" in relations between Israel and the Arab world. At the same time, he stressed that Israel did not abandon its claims to the West Bank and only postponed these plans.

The normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE is the next stage in the implementation of the plan for a peaceful settlement of the Middle East conflict, which was put forward by Donald Trump. This plan, in particular, gave Israel the green light to annex vast areas of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley, which Israel has been occupying since 1967. The Palestinians strongly oppose this plan.

source: reuters.com