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After Algeria opposition to normalization with ‘israel’, Palestinian factions urge Arab rulers to follow suit

Palestinian factions have praised Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune for his government's strong opposition to any bids aimed at establishing ties with Israel, calling on Arab rulers to follow suit and reject normalization.

The factions, in a joint statement released on Monday, lauded Algeria’s stance as “the authentic Arab position that embraces and supports the Palestinian cause,” the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network reported.

On Sunday, Tebboune strongly criticized the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain over signing normalization agreements with the Tel Aviv regime at the White House last week.

The Algerian president emphasized that his country will never be part of an agreement to normalize relations with the Tel Aviv regime.

Tebboune further noted that the Palestinian cause was and remains “sacred” for all Algerians.

Palestinians, who seek an independent state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, with East Jerusalem as its capital view the normalization deals with Israel as a betrayal of their cause.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas protested the agreements last Tuesday, saying they will be fruitless as long as the United States and the Israeli regime do not recognize the rights of the Palestinian nation and refuse to resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees.

He reiterated that there will be no peace, security or stability for anyone in the region unless the Israeli regime ended its occupation of Palestinian land, and Palestinians could restore their full rights as stipulated in international resolutions.

Abbas also warned against attempts to bypass the Palestinian people, emphasizing that the US administration and the Tel Aviv regime bear full responsibility for serious repercussions of such bids.

‘UAE seeks to rob Jordan of al-Aqsa Mosque guardianship’

Meanwhile, a senior official with the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has warned that the UAE is planning to rob Jordan of the guardianship of al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, and then pass it over to Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib, deputy head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said on Monday that the UAE’s plans go beyond investment on real estate sector in Jerusalem al-Quds, and aggressively seek to deprive Jordan of its guardianship of the sacred site and grant Saudi Arabia the right.

In doing so, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s dream of becoming the custodian of both the Two Holy Mosques as well as al-Aqsa Mosque will come true, he added.

Khatib added that Emirati investors had tried to acquire pieces of land north of al-Aqsa Mosque and close to Bab Huta neighborhood back in 2018, noting that the plan was under close supervision of UAE’s National Security Advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The high-ranking Hamas official went on to say that Emirati rulers have all trampled on ethical values.

“They are playing the role of a slave, who performs whatever he is required to do as the slave dreads his master, because of the whip,” Khatib commented.

 “The UAE wants to bypass Palestinians regarding the right of sovereignty over al-Aqsa Mosque. Our people will not allow Emiratis, Bahrainis and Saudis to make regular visits to al-Quds because they are outsiders,” the senior Hamas official said.

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