RAMALLAH (Reuters, ALL ARAB NEWS) – The Palestinians are returning ambassadors to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain after recalling them in protest at the Gulf countries’ U.S.-brokered deals establishing ties with Israel, a Palestinian official said on Wednesday.
Infuriated with the peace agreements, which they called “stab in the back” and a “betrayal,” the Palestinians withdrew their ambassador from the UAE in August and from Bahrain in September after each country made its announcement to normalize relations with Israel.
According to Al Arabiya, the decision came after Bahrain foreign minister Abdullatif Al Zayani, who was in Jerusalem on a historic visit to the Jewish state, called for peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine based on a two-state solution.
This also comes a few days after Palestinians announced their intention to renew security coordination and ties with Israel.
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi welcomed the PA’s announcement.
“Our door is open to renew negotiation and I urge the Palestinians to come through with no preconditions and to start a dialogue,” he said during a welcoming ceremony for the Bahraini delegation on Wednesday.
The Abraham Accords were brokered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. The PA is hoping that a Joe Biden presidency would set a more pro-Palestinian tone and are hoping to see a reversal of Trump’s “unjust policies,” ALL ARAB NEWS reported.
ALL ARAB NEWS staff contributed to this report.