Netanyahu expressed his gratitude in a statement on Friday (14/8/2020) as reported Anadolu Agency.
“This broadening the circle of peace will be good for the whole region,” Netanyahu said in a statement.
“[Netanyahu] thanks to Ambassador in Washington working with its counterparts from the UAE and the White House. Both of them played an important role in leading to reaching a peace agreement, “the statement added.
US President Donald Trump announced the agreement to normalize the UAE-Israel relationship on Thursday (13/8/2020).
Through his Twitter account, Trump posted a joint statement between himself, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE.
The statement said the deal was a “breakthrough” that would promote peace in the Middle East region and was testament to the diplomacy and courageous vision of the three leaders.
On the other hand, Turkey stated that history will not forget and forgive the “hypocritical behavior” of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) making peace with Israel.
Gazetted Reuters, on Friday (14/8/2020), the Turkish Foreign Ministry allowed if the people and the government Palestine reacted violently to the agreement.
“The history and conscience of the people in the area will never be forgotten and will never forgive the hypocritical behavior of the UAE,” the ministry said in a statement.
Former Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian denounced the deal, saying it did not maintain peace and security in the region, and reprimanded Abu Dhabi for “turning around” from fighting with Palestine.
“The UAE’s new approach to normalizing relations with the ‘fake and criminal Israel’ will not maintain peace and security but contribute to ongoing Zionist crimes,” Amirabdollahian said on Twitter.
“Abu Dhabi’s behavior has no justification, turning away from the Palestinian struggle. With such a strategy mistake, the UAE will be engulfed in the flames of Zionism,” continued Amirabdollahian.
According to a statement issued by Palestinian President Nabil Abu Rudeineh’s spokesman, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the agreement between the UAE and Israel.
Abu Rudeineh added that the deal was a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa, and the struggle of the Palestinian people.
He said neither the UAE nor any other party had the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people as it was reported Middle East Monitor.
“Palestinian leadership will not allow anyone to interfere in Palestinian affairs or decide on their behalf about their legal rights in their homeland,” Abu Rudeineh said.