Palestinians protest UAE, Bahrain ‘betrayal’ agreement in al-Quds
Palestinians in occupied al-Quds have staged a protest against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain over formalization of ties with the Israeli regime.
The demonstration took place next to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound following Friday prayers, Palestine’s al-Shehab News Agency reported.
Prayer-goers could be seen standing and shouting slogans on the premises of the mosque.
“States normalizing relations [with Israel] are traitors!” read a large banner held by protesters.
Bahrain and the UAE signed controversial and US-brokered normalization agreements with Israel during a ceremony in Washington on Tuesday.
The event was slammed by many Arab and Muslim figures as a blatant betrayal of the Palestinian cause.
Also on Friday, a 54-year-old Palestinian doctor was martyred in the occupied northern West Bank city of Jenin after Israeli regime troops threw a flash grenade towards him, triggering a fatal heart attack.
As of Friday, more than two million signatures have been gathered for the “Charter for Palestine,” a petition launched by Emirati activists in rejection of any Arab normalization with the regime of Israel.
The Charter has been endorsed by many pro-Palestine organizations, including the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Persian Gulf Coalition Against Normalization and the Emirati League Against Normalization.
The petition had about one million signatures a day earlier.