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Israel stops annexing areas in the West Bank as part of a peace deal with Emirates

August 13, 2020

The Israeli government has agreed not to annex the areas in the West Bank that it wanted to declare under Israeli sovereignty under an agreement to normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates brokered by the qualified US government of the “historic” pact .

US President Donald Trump, who posted the statement on his Twitter account, has assured that the deal is “a great step forward”. “Historic peace agreement between two great friends!” Said Trump in one of his messages on this social network.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also hailed the passage as “historic” without going into the details of its content. The agreement was possible after a few final contacts between Trump, Netanyahu and the Crown Prince of the Emirates, Mohamed bin Zayed, according to the text.

Israel stops annexing areas in the West Bank as part of a peace deal with EmiratesIsrael stops annexing areas in the West Bank as part of a peace deal with Emirates

As a result of the normalization of relations and “at the request of President Trump”, the Israeli authorities have agreed to suspend the “declaration of sovereignty” in the areas included in the US government’s peace plan, which would cripple any gesture about the West Bank.

Emirates, which had acted as an intermediary between Israel and other countries in the region in recent years, was among those who criticized the possible annexation. Israel is now striving to “strengthen relations” with other countries in the Arab and Muslim world, according to the agreement.

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