"A betrayal of Jesur Salem, Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian question." It called Nabil Abu Rudeineh, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that the countries signed on Thursday.  

"The Palestinian leadership rejects the surprising announcement by the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United States," the statement continued.

"History will not forgive"

Turkey has also rejected the agreement. According to the news agency Reuters, the country's foreign ministry says that history will not forgive the United Arab Emirates for having entered into the agreement.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry says it is "a knife in the back of the Palestinians" and calls the agreement dangerous, reports Al Jazeera, quoting the Iranian news agency Irna.

Hamas is also dissatisfied with the agreement, according to which Israel undertakes to partially end the annexation of Palestinian territory.

"This agreement encourages the occupation of Israel, to continue their denial of the rights of the Palestinian people and even to continue their crimes against our people," Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said in a statement.

"Resume meaningful negotiations"

Among those who spoke positively is UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

"The Secretary-General welcomes this agreement, hoping that it will provide an opportunity for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume meaningful negotiations that will bring about a two-state solution in line with relevant UN resolutions, international law and bilateral agreements," a Guterres spokesman said. in a statement.

Jordan says the agreement could move stalled peace talks if it gets Israel to accept a Palestinian state. If this fails, it could threaten security in the entire region, says the country's foreign minister Ayman Safadi.

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson was hopeful in a post on social media.

"The decision of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalize relations is extremely good news," he wrote.