On Friday, UAE decided to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel in a US-arranged agreement and the countries Iran and Turkey lashed out at their rival UAE over the decision. The UAE, which has quietly been improving ties with Israel over the years, added that the agreement put a hold on Israel’s plan to one-sidedly take over the parts of the occupied West Bank, which the Palestinians view as the heartland of their future state.
Iran Foreign Ministry said the deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by UAE on the backs of Palestinian and all Muslims.” Turkey said that the people of the region “will never forget and will never forgive this hypocritical behavior.” Palestinians say that this deal projects to rebellion and they have called on Muslims and Arab countries to come forward in opposition to the historic deal.
Meanwhile, Oman welcomed the agreement as the country has tied some closer bonds with Israel in recent years. This agreement will impart a lot of positive impacts on UAE as it will become the first Gulf Arab state, a third Arab country to have diplomatic ties with Israel. Also, the deal delivered a key victory for US President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election and he added that other countries will follow the lead of UAE.