Fatah Secretary calls Israel "the new Nazis" while condemning the Negev Summit
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Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “In this awful Arab period, when the summits are being held with the participation of [Israeli Prime Minister Naftali] Bennett, this fascist, this terrorist, who is being welcomed in all the Arab capitals while Palestine was not on the agenda of these summits, whether [they are held] here or there (refers to regional visits and March 2022 Negev Summit attended by Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, and the UAE as part of the Abraham Accords; see note below -Ed.)… I think that the timing was important, and the visit [by Jordanian King Abdullah II in Ramallah] is important and historic, and as I said it is a message to these meetings (i.e., Abdullah visited Ramallah the same day as the Negev Summit, which Jordan did not attend). O my brother, is it logical that they are gathering today in Sde Boker [in the Negev]? I don’t know if they did not go to read the Al-Fatiha [Sura] at the grave of [first Israeli Prime Minister David] Ben Gurion or what they went to do. In other words, it is as if the Palestinians do not exist…
By the way, the Israelis are looking for words I said, and it is said that I said of the occupation that they are new Nazis (refers to his statements at Palestine Marathon opening ceremony on March 18, 2022 -Ed.) – and if not, then what are you? Tell us, explain to us. You get me? And now they are asking to remove me from the organizations and the like.”
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 (the Abraham Accords), Sudan, and Morocco – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain reached a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. The agreements were signed at the White House on Sept. 15, 2020, by Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. 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.” On Oct. 23, 2020, Sudan also formally agreed to normalize relations with Israel. Israel reached a similar normalization agreement with Morocco on Dec. 10, 2020.