Historic Peace Agreement Signed Today

Nabil Abu Rudeineh[ar], a senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas, read an official statement in which the Palestinian leadership rejected the deal and called it a betrayal of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians. [63] The Palestinian Authority (NPC) recalled its ambassador from Abu Dhabi. [64] [65] Palestinian leaders also said that Hamas leader called Ismail Haniyeh Abbas and rejected the deal, which Reuters called a „rare demonstration of unity.“ [66] Defense Minister Benny Gantz welcomes the normalization agreement to be signed in Washington between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain and is concerned about the impact it could have on the Palestinian front and the apparent sale of F-35 fighter jets to Abu Dhabi. . . .