Hamas Threatens Arab Countries with Consequences Over Normalizing Ties with Israel

The Palestinian fundamentalist organization Hamas urged Muslim leaders not to believe Israel’s “false promises” and not to normalize relations with the country.

The corresponding statement was a response to the words of the Foreign Minister of the Jewish state Yair Lapid, who announced that the US and “regional friends” of the country are working to expand the Abraham Treaty and include other Arab powers.

At the moment, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan have officially normalized relations with Israel. All of them joined a deal that was concluded in 2020-2021 with the active mediation of the US administration.

It is noteworthy that the first four states to join the treaty were rewarded for this step by former US President Donald Trump, who oversaw the diplomatic process during his presidency.

Manama and Abu Dhabi are officially recognized as “the largest partners of the United States in the field of security,” and for the UAE, in addition, they agreed on a deal for the sale of F-35 fighters and MQ-9 Reaper attack drones.

At the same time, Sudan was excluded from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, and Morocco received recognition from the US for the kingdom’s sovereignty over the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

In addition to them, among the Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan have long supported good relations with Tel Aviv, reconciled with the Israelis back in 1979 and 1994, respectively.

Recently, there have been reports that Iraq may become the next state to join the Abrahamic Treaty. This is not excluded, since the influence of the US on this country is still very strong, and Washington, even after the change of president, is determined to continue the corresponding “conciliatory” policy.

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