In a meeting with AP leader Abbas, the Emir of Qatar supports legitimate international resolutions.
Qatar reiterated its position “in support of the Palestinian people and their just cause” just days after Morocco became the last country to announce a normalization of ties with Israel.
In a meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Doha on Monday, Qatari Emir Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani confirmed Qatar’s position on supporting peace on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution and legitimate international resolutions.
In a tweet, Sheikh Tamim “also stressed the importance of unity among the Palestinian ranks.”
أكدت للأخ الرئيس أبو مازن خلال لقائنا اليوم على موقف قطر الداعم للشعب الفلسطيني وقضيته العادلة, والمؤيد لتحقيق السلام على أساس المبادرة العربية وحل الدولتين وقرارات الشرعية الدولية .. كما أكدت على أهمية وحدة الصف الفلسطيني. pic.twitter.com/fDx28aYIx3
– تميم بن حمد (@TamimBinHamad) December 14, 2020
Abbas’s visit came at a time when a number of Arab countries have normalized relations with Israel, including the Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Last week, Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize relations in an agreement reached with the help of the United States, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to put aside hostilities with Israel in the last four months.
Moroccan King Mohammed told AP leader Abbas that Rabat supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As part of the agreement, US President Donald Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, where there has been a decades-long territorial dispute with Morocco over the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, a separatist movement that tries to establish an independent independence. state on the territory.
Palestinians have been critical of the normalization agreements, saying that Arab countries have withdrawn the cause of peace by abandoning the long-standing demand that Israel give up land for a Palestinian state before it can receive recognition.
Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, has previously said that Arab countries that have normalized ties with Israel have undermined efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
He stressed the need to form a united Arab front in order to put the interests of the Palestinians first and to put an end to the Israeli occupation.