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PA "declares a rejection and condemnation of the steps of normalization by the UAE and Bahrain with the Israeli occupation"

Headline: “A black day at the White House: The UAE and Bahrain in the swamp of normalization

  • Palestinian, Arab, and international popular protests against the deal of the century and normalization
  • [PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb] Erekat: Manama and Abu Dhabi have signed on the map of the deal of the century
  • [Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril] Rajoub: What happened at the White House is a ‘disgrace,’ we will thwart the deal and history will judge those who did not fulfill their obligation”


“Yesterday evening [Sept. 15, 2020], on a day that the Palestinian leadership considered a black day, the UAE and Bahrain signed two normalization agreements with the Israeli occupation state at the White House (see note below –Ed.)…


Our people, with all its elements, united yesterday with its legal leadership and declared their rejection and condemnation of the steps of normalization by the UAE and Bahrain with the Israeli occupation. They [the Palestinian people] have become certain that it is only possible to rely on our unity and our adherence to our position, because they are the rock upon which the plots of normalization and the plots of the US and Israel whose goal is to eliminate our national cause will shatter.”




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.”