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Trump was “was a partner of the Israeli occupation and their plots of settlement and Judaization” says Fatah, condemning Pompeo’s trip to Psagot

“Balloons in the colors of the Palestinian flag flew yesterday [Nov. 18, 2020] in the skies of the settlement Psagot, simultaneously (sic., prior) to American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit…

 

During the activity, a rally took place in which… Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul [spoke] on behalf of the [Fatah] leadership…

 

Al-Aloul said… that the visit to the settlement Psagot is unsurprising from the perspective of the Palestinian leadership, since all the American administrations throughout history have been biased in favor of the occupation (i.e., Israel)…

 

Al-Aloul emphasized: ‘The current American administration, led by [US President] Donald Trump, was not just biased [towards Israel] but also was a partner of the occupation and the plots of settlement and Judaization on the ground.

 

The entire world saw [this US administration’s] Ambassador in Tel Aviv (i.e., US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman) carrying a pick-axe and participating in digging a settler tunnel under the Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., the Pilgrimage Road archaeological site is south of the Temple Mount; see note below); how [this US administration] gave the occupied Syrian Golan Heights as a gift to Israel; and how it is striving to recognize the [Israeli] settlement enterprise and legalize the annexation [of parts of Judea and Samaria]. We are happy that it is going to leave.’

 

He added: ‘You all saw and experienced the injustice, the siege, and the aggression against the Palestinian people, who remained alone at a time when others went to normalization (refers to Israeli peace agreements with the UAE, Bahrain, and Sudan; see note below –Ed.), but despite the pain, they are firmly rooted in the land, holding on to our land, and prepared to sacrifice for its sake, regardless of for how long. Even if history is advancing slowly, in the end the inevitable result will triumph.’”

 

 

 

Pilgrimage Road – US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, US Envoy Jason Greenblatt, and US Senator Lindsey Graham took part in the inauguration ceremony of the Pilgrimage Road underground archaeological site, located south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on June 30, 2019. The excavated road was used by Jewish pilgrims visiting the Second Temple around the first century CE, and the Arab neighborhood of Silwan has since been built above it.

 

Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain (the Abraham Accords) and Sudan – 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.