The President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Ahmed al-Raysouni, called on the Arab and Islamic peoples to stand firm in the face of normalization, considering that the normalization of relations with Israel is a reward for the crime.

In a videotaped speech, commenting on the normalization agreement between the UAE and Israel, Raissouni said that "the Zionist entity was planted in the Arab land of Palestine for more than 70 years of violence, oppression and oppression," adding that the normalization of relations with Arab and Islamic countries was among the most prominent problems of this entity.

Raissouni considered that "normalization means rewarding the rapist, aggressor, thief and murderer, welcoming them and opening doors for them, which is something that a Muslim who adheres to his religion cannot do."

Last Thursday, the United States, Israel and the UAE announced an agreement to fully normalize relations between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, in a move that was the first for a Gulf capital.

The UAE will become the third Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, after Jordan in 1994 and Egypt in 1979.

The agreement on the Emirati-Israeli normalization was met with widespread Arab popular rejection, and Palestinian condemnation by the factions and the leadership, which considered it a betrayal by the Emirates of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian cause.

Abu Dhabi says that the normalization of its relations with Israel is an Emirati sovereign decision, and considers the criticism directed at it an interference in its affairs.