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Hamas slams UAE for inviting Israel to Dubai Expo

Palestine Information Center – April 28, 2019

GAZA – The Hamas Movement has strongly denounced the participation of Israel in the 2020 World Expo in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, describing it as a serious development.

In Twitter remarks, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri urged UAE to backtrack on its decision to invite Israel to participate in the event.

Abu Zuhri said that allowing Israel to participate in Arab events would encourage it to persist in committing more crimes against the Palestinians and usurping the Arab nation’s rights, describing the UAE’s step as “a violation of the decisions taken during the Tunis summit.”

UAE invited Israel to the event despite not recognizing Israel as a state, which comes as another omen of strengthening ties between Tel Aviv and Arab Gulf countries spearheaded by Saudi Arabia among fears that these countries seek to liquidate the Palestinian cause through backing the US deal of the century.

For its part, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu hailed UAE for inviting Israel to the event, describing the participation in the event as “another expression of Israel’s rising status in the world and the region.”

April 28, 2019 - Posted by | Economics, Illegal Occupation | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The UAE are clearly, not participating in the BDS movement.
    And, speaking of the UAE………Q. What is the difference between Dubai and Abu Dhabi?
    A. In Dubai, they never show repeats of the Flintstones on TV…….But, ABU DHABI DOO……….

    Comment by Brian Harry | April 28, 2019 | Reply

  2. So the theft of Jerusalem and the Golan means nothing to the UAE regime? Disgusting. Quisling. Good on Hamas, the only Palestinian nationalist movement for which I have any visceral respect. (Mr. Abu Zuhri could/should have mentioned Syria in his statement.)

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 28, 2019 | Reply


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