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PA cartoon depicts UAE's crown prince as an American pawn following Israel-UAE peace agreement

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, portrayed as a pawn with his buttocks exposed, positioned on a chess board as a large hand with “USA” written on it reaches out to move him. The cartoon refers to the Israel-UAE peace agreement brokered by the US – see note below.

Israel-UAE peace agreement (Abraham Accords) – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Pursuant to the agreement, the countries 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.”