Palestinian leadership to reconsider relations with Arab League

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2020

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

Civil society groups in Bahrain have rejected the government's normalization agreement with Israel which is expected to be signed formally in Washington DC on Tuesday.

The country of Bahrain became the latest Arab nation to normalize ties with Israel, less than a month following a similar decision by the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump has alluded to the possibility that other countries may soon announce peace agreements with Israel, probably at the time of Tuesday's signing ceremony in Washington.

In a statement, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said the agreement with Israel will "promote security and stability in the region, ensure the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and achieve sustainable peace".

"This day will be added to the Palestinian calendar of pain and Arab calendar of defeats, as it deals the death blow to the Arab Peace Initiative and Arab solidarity", he added as he urged the Arabs to stand united in the face of the agreements.

Responding to whether the Palestinian Authority accepts the Arab normalisation relocation, Majdalani anxious that it was "out of the question", including that the Palestinian management is "not in a position to compromise or search for half-way resolutions".

A week ago, an Arab League ministerial meeting failed to adopt a Palestinian draft condemning the UAE-Israel normalization deal.

Arab countries had long called for Israel's withdrawal from already illegally occupied land, a just solution for Palestinian refugees and a settlement that leads to the establishment of a viable, independent Palestinian state in exchange for establishing ties with it.

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