Palestinian Professor Slams PA's "Overreaction" to Israel-UAE Deal

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Mohammed Dajani, a prominent Palestinian professor of political science and peace activist, on Monday criticized the Palestinian Authority leadership for rejecting last week's agreement between Israel and the UAE to normalize relations. "The Palestinian leadership is losing. They have to understand one thing: that the United Arab Emirates did not do this out of the blue; they did not just suddenly do it. There are other countries involved, such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and other Gulf countries. In addition, there are other countries such as Sudan, Morocco and Lebanon that are thinking along these lines." Dajani advised the PA leadership to calm down "and stop this overreaction." "If you have taken a strategic decision that you want peace, then peace cannot happen without reconciliation, and reconciliation cannot happen without normalization. Since a decision has been taken to seek peace with Israel through diplomatic ways and negotiations, then normalization should be a pillar in that reconciliation process."

2020-08-20 00:00:00

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