Fatah cartoon: USA forced Bahrain into peace deal with Israel
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page:
Bahraini, being crushed by US says:
“Normalization is a sovereign decision.”
Posted text: “Normalization is the decision of my lords"
The cartoon refers to the peace agreements between Israel and Bahrain under American auspices – see note below. The cartoon was drawn by the cartoonist of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.
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.”