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Palestinian official accuses UAE of 'normalisation' with Israel

Palestinians watch television screen displaying news on UAE 's agreement with Israel on normalising relations, in the southern Gaza Strip August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi accused The United Arab Emirates of “normalisation” with Israel after Thursday’s announcement of a historic peace deal.

Ashrawi, a veteran Palestinian negotiator and member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said on Twitter: “The UAE has come out in the open on its secret dealings/normalization with Israel. Please don’t do us a favor. We are nobody’s fig leaf!”

Reporting by Stephen Farrell