After announcing the UAE-Israel peace agreement, Palestinians expressed their anger at the deal and urged the UAE’s political leadership to reconsider the deal before signing it.
It’s expected that the two parties will sign the agreement officially in Washington within two weeks under the auspices of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Speaking to SEENews, leaders of Fatah movement rejected the newly-announced agreement and doubted that neither Palestinians nor Arabs will gain benefits.
“The Palestinian people declared their rejection of the UAE-Israeli agreement,” Dimitri Diliani told SEENews.
The Fatah’s leading figure added that “I believe that this agreement abandons the 2002 initiative which grants Israel normalization in exchange for the establishment of the Palestinian state and the return of refugees.”
“The Emirati brothers did not change their commitment to support the Palestinian people to achieve their right to establish a state, but they chose another path other than the one agreed upon by the Arab and Islamic world,” Diliani defended the political leadership of the UAE.
“We hope that the new regional situation for the UAE will serve the Palestinian cause,” the 46-year old leader noted.
In the meantime, another Fatah’s leader definitely rejected the agreement and said “First of all, the UAE-Israel agreement comes in an inappropriate timing to all Palestinians and against the Palestinian cause amid a political dilemma and difficulties in communicating with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his extremist government which, along with the U.S., seeks to get the recognition that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”
“This agreement does not enjoy the Arab consensus. The Palestinian authority was not consulted before announcing this agreement,” said Rafat Elyan.
Elyan told SEENews that Palestinian people argue the Emiratis to “pressure their political leadership to reconsider this decision.”
“Palestine gains no political earning. The agreement serves only Netanyahu, not the Palestinians. It serves Trump, not the UAE”.
“All Palestinians worldwide are not satisfied. This agreement is a stabbing in Palestine’s back,” the 41-year-old leader added.
“Netanyahu determines to annex the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Thus, this agreement does not help this issue. It neither suits the Arab initiatives adopted by the Arab League nor the UN.”
“Although all Arabs are concerned with the Palestinian cause, but now the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is speaking on behalf of the Palestinians,” Elyan noted.