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News ID: 90242
Publish Date : 16 May 2021 - 21:38
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DUBAI (Press TV) – The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has strongly condemned the United Arab Emirates foreign minister’s claims that the latest Zionist attacks on Palestinians are "acts of violence between two parties.”
"These statements reveal once again the role that the Emirati regime plays in partnership, support and collusion with the Zionist entity, and legitimizes its barbaric aggression against Palestinian people and civilians, including children, women and elderly people in particular,” the PFLP said in a statement.
"The struggle of our Palestinian people, their resistance and martyrdom in the face of the Zionist occupation is at the core of Palestinians’, Arabs’ and the international community’s attention. Whoever adopts the narrative of the Occupation is a subordinate and humiliated,” it added.
The PFLP, the second-largest of the groups forming the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), also said Abu Dhabi has made "a treacherous stab in the side of the Palestinian nation and the Arab world through its normalization of relations with the criminal Israeli regime.”
The Palestinian organization called on Emirati citizens to put an end to the policies of the Abu Dhabi regime and its "suspicious deals” against Palestinian people and their cause as well as the Arab world and its interests.
On Friday, UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan voiced his country’s concern over the escalation of violence without blaming the occupying regime and called for a ceasefire and the start of a diplomatic dialogue.
"The UAE calls on all parties to take immediate steps to commit to a ceasefire, initiate a political dialogue, and exercise maximum restraint,” he said in a statement published by state news agency WAM.
The UAE also warned Hamas that its planned investment in the Gaza Strip may not move forward if the Palestinian resistance movement continues its retaliatory attacks against the Zionist regime.
"We are still ready and willing to promote civil projects in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority and under UN management [in Gaza], but our necessary condition is calm,” an unnamed senior Emirati official told the Globes financial newspaper on Saturday.
In February, the UAE substantially cut back funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees following it normalization with the regime, in possible "revenge” for the Palestinians’ bitter condemnation of the move.
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