Amira Hass wrote that the deal was the product of the Palestinian Authority`s continued neglect in relations with the United Arab Emirates. According to the hatred, diplomatic relations were severed by the PLO in 2012 to reject the UAE`s good relations with Mohammed Dahlan, the political enemy of PLO President Mahmoud Abbas. The NAP`s hostility towards the UAE continued until June 2020, when the PLO refused aid sent by the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic, on the grounds that it had been sent without prior agreement and via an Israeli airport. Hatred is a PLO that is more concerned with domestic politics than governance and contributes to economic decline and strained foreign relations.  In Israel, the developments came at a dangerous time for Mr. Netanyahu, who heads a fragile and divided coalition government and is on trial for corruption. His promise of annexation, which he had made several times in the last three elections, had it in a box after Mr. Many Palestinians consider the deal a betrayal and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recalled the Palestinian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara was considering suspending diplomatic relations with the UAE in order to show solidarity with the Palestinians. Other leaders and factions, including the Islamic Jihadist Movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the deal, according to Al Jazeera.
The head of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa Barghouti, said they were not surprised by the recent steps taken by the UAE and the fact that the UAE has never tried to fight Israel. He added that this could encourage other nations to ignore the Palestinian issue. Palestine Liberation Front leader Wasel Abu Yousef said the deal only gave Israel more influence over its occupation. Oman`s government has publicly supported the deal (which it called “historic”).  Oman`s Grand Mufti, Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, indirectly criticized the treaty.  Iraqi government spokesman Ahmed Mulla Talal said that Iraq would not interfere in the sovereign affairs of other countries, but that its laws did not normalize relations with Israel.  Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said the agreement would pave the way for peace agreements with other nations and welcomed the suspension of unilateral annexation. . . .