Washington:- Israel, UAE and Bahrain signed the historic Abraham Accord with US President Trump being the mediator. President Trump responded to this accord as ‘Dawn of the new Middle East’. The US President also claimed that five to six more nations from the Middle East are ready to establish ties with Israel. Moreover, as the western countries and Arab nations have welcomed this new deal, both Palestinian clans have protested against it. While the West Bank Palestinians protested against this deal, Hamas launched rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip.
On Tuesday morning, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Abdullatif Al Zayani signed the Abraham Accord at the White House South Lawn. Israel, UAE and Bahrain can start mutual embassies in their nations. They will also appoint and exchange ambassadors and function in cooperation. The UAE and Bahrain have declared this deal as historic.
“We are here…to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Trump declared while signing of this accord. Moreover, he asserted that this deal would cause the remaining Arab nations to take the same direction as well. President Trump said that five to six Arab countries are ready to establish ties with Israel after the signing of this accord. He also affirmed that Saudi Prince Salman has discussed with him, and Saudi will join the agreement at the right time.
But Palestine has appealed that the Arab nations must wait until the Israel-Palestine conflict subsides. Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has warned that peace will not prevail in the Middle East until Israel withdraws from the Palestinian land it has captured. At the time, the Palestinians protested against this accord in the West Bank territory. Furthermore, 13 missiles were launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip while this deal was being signed. Following this, news had surfaced that in response to these attacks, Israel targeted Hamas bases in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Iran and Turkey had already criticised this accord between Israel, UAE and Bahrain. A few hours ago, Iran had threatened Bahrain, who announced to smoothen its ties with Israel. Iran threatened that the Bahrain regime would have to face grave consequences for allying with Israel. Whereas, Bahrain has responded that Iran poses a threat to the security of the Middle East and Israel’s cooperation will prove beneficial.