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Ashura 2020


Palestinian Authority to Reconsider Relations with Arab League

Palestinian Authority to Reconsider Relations with Arab League
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By Staff, Agencies

Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority [PA] Mohammed Ishtayeh said his government will present a recommendation to PA President Mahmoud Abbas to reconsider relations with the Arab League after two of the body's members – the UAE and Bahrain - agreed to normalize relations with the ‘Israeli’ occupation entity.

"The Arab League has become a symbol of the Arab inaction," Ishtayeh said during a weekly cabinet meeting on Monday, the Middle East Eye reported.

Last week, an Arab League ministerial meeting failed to adopt a Palestinian draft condemning the UAE-‘Israel’ normalization agreement announced last month.

Bahrain specifically objected to the wording of the Palestinian draft.

The Gulf country announced it would follow in Abu Dhabi's footsteps to become the fourth Arab country to establish full diplomatic ties with the Zionist entity, after the UAE, Egypt [1979] and Jordan [1994].

Unlike Egypt and Jordan, Bahrain and the UAE share no borders with the occupied Palestine and have never fought wars against the Zionist entity.

On Tuesday, the White House will host the signing ceremony of the normalization agreements, which will be attended by US President Donald Trump, Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani.

Ishtayeh said "Tuesday will be a black day in the history of the Arab nations and a defeat of the Arab League institution".

For its part, the Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO] condemned the Bahrain-‘Israel’ normalization deal as a "betrayal of the Palestinian cause".

The agreement was another "stab in the back of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people", Ahmad Majdalani, social affairs minister in the occupied West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, said on Friday.

Hamas resistance movement also said the deal was an "aggression" that dealt "serious prejudice" to the Palestinian cause.