Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat called on the former Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, to stop "using Palestine," considering the latter's statements about Arab normalization with Israel as "destroying the Arab peace initiative."
And Moussa had called - through his Facebook account - the Arab countries that would likely follow the UAE’s example of normalization with Israel, in return for normalization in the interest of the Palestinians.
For his part, Erekat said - in a statement - that Musa’s demand for Arab countries to follow the example of the Emirates and normalize relations with Israel to achieve gains for the Palestinians means breaking the decisions of the Arab summits and destroying the Arab peace initiative.
He believed that "normalization with Israel is a reward for the crimes of the occupation," saying, "Stop using Palestine because Palestine needs someone to serve it, not those who continue to use it."
In his statements on Facebook, Moussa said, "It is important for the Arab countries that are likely to follow the example of the UAE that stopping the annexation was addressed in the agreement with the Emirates, and that if they embark on such normalization or recognition, the return will be different in favor of the Palestinians and bring them added benefits." .
Moussa also called on the Arab League to arrange an Arab meeting to seriously discuss these developments, and to reaffirm the rules of engagement with them and in their light, as he put it.
Moussa was one of the figures known for their statements against normalization with Israel without the establishment of the independent state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, when he took over the General Secretariat of the Arab League between 2001 and 2011.
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that the UAE and Israel had reached an agreement to normalize relations, describing it as "historic."
After Trump announced the agreement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that his government adheres to the plan to annex land in the West Bank, although the UAE justified normalization with Israel that it came to preserve the chances of a two-state solution, "by" freezing "Israel, the scheme to annex Palestinian lands in the West Bank.
The agreement was met with widespread Palestinian condemnation from the leadership and prominent factions, such as the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) and the Islamic Jihad Movement.
The announcement of the normalization agreement between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi comes as the culmination of a long series of cooperation, coordination, communication and exchange of visits between the two countries.
With the completion of the signing of the agreement, the UAE will be the third Arab country to sign a peace agreement with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan.