Statement - The Palestinian Leadership announces its strong rejection and denunciation of the US-Bahraini-Israeli tripartite declaration.

2020-09-11

Statement - The Palestinian Leadership announces its strong rejection and denunciation of the US-Bahraini-Israeli tripartite declaration. 

The Palestinian leadership declares its strong rejection and condemnation of the US, Israeli, and Bahraini tripartite declaration on the normalization of relations between the Israeli occupation state and the Kingdom of Bahrain. It considers it a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa, and the Palestinian cause and a step in support of legalizing the ugly crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people. Israel continues to control and annex the Palestinian lands by military force and actively works to Judaize Jerusalem, control the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and commit crimes against the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian leadership considers this step extremely dangerous, as it torpedoes the Arab peace initiative, the decisions of the Arab and Islamic summits, and international legitimacy. The Palestinian leadership rejects this step taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain and calls on it to immediately retreat from it due to the great harm it causes to the inalienable national rights of the Palestinian people and joint Arab action.

The Palestinian leadership also renews its call to the brotherly Arab nations to adhere to the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 and calls on the international community to adhere to international law and international legitimacy decisions.

The Palestinian leadership affirms once again that it has not and will not delegate anyone to speak in its name. It also confirms that peace and stability in the region will only be achieved by ending Israel's occupation of all Palestinian and Arab lands- and with the Palestinian people gaining their independence in their sovereign state, on the borders of 4 June 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and resolving the refugee issue based on UNGA 194. It's delusional to believe that these concessions at the expense of the Palestinian people's rights will serve peace, security, and stability in the region.