United Arab Emirates urges Israel to stop violence in Jerusalem with a rare rebuke


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United Arab Emirates warns on Monday that movements to change Jerusalem’s historic identity threaten peace, ending violence after the recent clash between Israel and Palestinians I asked Israel. ..

The statement is a rare condemnation of Israel by the UAE and has welcomed tens of thousands of Israeli tourists since President Donald Trump’s administration mediated a historic and surprising deal to normalize the relationship between the two. And signed a number of deals to strengthen bilateral relations about seven months ago. The United Arab Emirates move paved the way for Bahrain and Sudan to formalize their relations with Israel.

The United Arab Emirates Foreign Ministry said in a statement published in the United Arab Emirates state news agency that it was concerned about “violence committed by right-wing extremist groups in occupied East Jerusalem.” .. The ministry called on Israeli authorities to “responsible for the deescalation and put an end to all attacks and practices that perpetuate tension and hostility.”

The United Arab Emirates needs to maintain Jerusalem’s historic identity and “maintain maximum self-control to prevent a new level of instability in the region in a way that threatens peace.” I warned.

A direct spark of anxiety was Israel’s decision to barricade the square outside the Old City of Jerusalem, where Palestinian residents traditionally gather on the holy moonlit nights of Ramadan Muslims.Movement Palestinian concerns about Israeli rule over East JerusalemThere are sacred places for Jews and Muslims.

Hundreds of young Palestinians went out to the streets every night to protest the barricades. Crowds threw stones, fire bombs, and other objects at the police, and police used stun grenades and water cannons to disperse them.

Israel’s decision appeared to have reversed at the end of Sunday, when the barricade was suddenly removed. Violence had escalated into a cross-border battle between Israel and the Hamas group of radicals in Gaza.

Also last week, a large Israeli group called Rehaba performed a large-scale demonstration, with demonstrators demonstrating “Arab death” and “Arab escape” just a few hundred meters (yards) away from the Palestinian crowd. Was chanted.

Two other Middle Eastern nations with long-standing diplomatic relations with Israel had previously called on Israel to end the violence. Jordan and Egypt, the caretakers of the Islamic sanctuary in Jerusalem, called on Israel in a joint statement to “stop all attacks and provocative measures.”

Israel occupied East Jerusalem along with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during the 1967 Middle East War. The United States has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel under the Trump administration. However, Palestinians claim that East Jerusalem is the capital of the future Palestinian state.

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