Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to establish formal diplomatic ties in a dramatic U.S.-backed shift that signaled Tel Aviv’s warming ties with Gulf Arab states. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images via AP)
The Secretary-General of Palestinian Trade Unions, Shaher Saad, condemned the American-Israeli-Emirati tripartite declaration, and the normalization of relations between the Israeli occupation and the UAE, according to Wafa news agency.
Saad said in a statement that the UAE “has sold itself for free” while it is not obliged to take such a step which comes as an evident disappointment to the Arab and Islamic nations.
Saad added that this normalization gave the occupying state the cover that it needed to annex the Palestinian lands, and violate the sanctity of holy sites, especially the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.
He explained that the Emirati move is a deliberate destruction of the Arab Peace Initiative, the decisions of the Arab and Islamic summits, and international legitimacy, which form the basis for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict as peace can only be achieved following the complete end of Israel’s occupation to the Palestinian territories.
“The tripartite agreement is considered an aggression against our Palestinian people and a neglect of Palestinian rights and sanctities, mainly Jerusalem and the independent Palestinian state according to the borders of June 4, 1967,” said the statement.
Saad also called on Arabs to reject the UAE’s decision to normalize its relations with the Israeli occupation state, because it represents a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian cause, and a recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The Union demanded that the UAE immediately withdraw from this disgraceful peace accord, and to stop using the Palestinian cause as a cover for its despicable actions.