Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-12 04:11:28|Editor: huaxia
GAZA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — The Hamas movement and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) slammed on Friday the fresh U.S.-sponsored normalization agreement between Israel and Bahrain.
Hazem Qassem, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, told Xinhua that the wave of Arab countries’ normalization with the Israel is part of the implementation of the provisions of the U.S. so-called “Deal of the Century.”
He added that the Palestinian people largely reject this deal, which aims at eliminating the Palestinian cause.
“Joining the path of normalization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then by Bahrain makes them become partners with U.S. Deal of the Century, which is a clear aggression against our people,” Qassem said.
Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that his administration had sponsored a normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE.
The declaration of the agreement between Israel and the UAE sparked Palestinian outrage, and Palestinian demonstrators burned the flags of the UAE in several towns in the Palestinian territories.
Two days ago, the state of Palestine failed to convince the Arab League’s foreign ministry to issue a statement that condemns the normalization between the Arab countries and Israel.
Meanwhile, the PIJ said in a statement that the agreement between Israel and Bahrain “is a new episode in the series of betrayal to Palestine.”
“It’s a blatant coup against all Arab, national and Islamic constants of Palestine,” it said. “This treacherous agreement won’t undermine the Palestinian people’s rights and the justice of their cause.” Enditem