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The UAE and Bahrain =‎ ‎“worms exposed by the sun,”‎ Netanyahu = a “distorted copy of Mussolini”‎ ‎– says top PA/Fatah official

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "At this circus (i.e., ‎signing of peace treaties at the White House), I think the swamps have dried ‎up and these worms (i.e., UAE and Bahrain leaders) have become exposed ‎to the sun. Who would have believed that an Arab leader would stand like a ‎dwarf facing [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu and not mention Jerusalem? ‎‎… I think that even their speeches were written for them at the White House, ‎and certainly in Tel Aviv of course…This is a ridiculous, stupid, and cheap ‎comedy… What happened is [the result of] dictates from the current fascist ‎administration, and this racist whose name is Netanyahu who is a distorted ‎copy of Mussolini, and of everything that happened in the 1930s and 1940s ‎in Europe.‎"

Jibril Rajoub also serves as Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”

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