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Fawzi Barhoum, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, also condemned the plan to reward Israel: “The declaration on normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is a free reward for the occupation of their crimes and violations of the Palestinian people.” In accordance with Article 5 of the Comprehensive Peace, Diplomatic and Normalization Treaty between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, the contracting parties enter into bilateral agreements in areas of mutual interest for which they have agreed to the following provisions. These provisions are attached to the treaty and are included in them. The agreement was a major political turnaround for Mr. Netanyahu, who has long insisted on expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank in an effort to annex the territory. Mr. Netanyahu was under political pressure to be flexible, as three new elections gave him only a majority in a coalition government and he was prosecuted in 2021. In 2019, the Trump administration reversed decades of U.S. policy by declaring that West Bank settlements were not contrary to international law, a decision that threatened the two-state solution, long seen as the key to a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump administration`s Middle East policy, developed by Jared Kushner, the president`s top adviser, and published in January 2020, endorsed Mr. Netanyahu`s plan to reintegate existing settlements. After Yousef Al Otaiba, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, wrote a statement in June 2020 in which he warned that the annexation would threaten better relations between Israel and the Arab world, Kushner saw an opportunity and intervened to facilitate the talks.
After the negotiators agreed, Mr. Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi`s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, held a conference call just before an official announcement.      In Somaliland, bashe Omar Awil, sent to Kenya, welcomed the normalization between the two countries. This is a key example of the importance of bilateral cooperation for regional stability.  Among those present was Trump`s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who made middle East peace a central priority in his work in the White House and helped mediate the agreements. Last week, Bahrain said that flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates would allow its airspace to be used. The agreement relegates the Palestinians, whose claim to the country where Israel was founded in 1948 is at the root of the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict.