In a meeting with PA leader Abbas, the Emir of Qatar supports legal international resolutions.
Qatar reiterated its stance of “supporting the Palestinian people and their just cause” just days after Morocco became the newest country announcing a normalization of ties with Israel.
On Monday in a meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Doha, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani confirmed Qatar’s stance on maintaining peace on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution and legal international resolutions.
In a tweet, Sheikh Tamim also “emphasized 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 had 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 brokered with US aid, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to set aside hostilities with Israel in the past four months.
Moroccan King Muhammad has told PA chief Abbas that Rabat supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Under the agreement, US President Donald Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, where there has been a decade-long territorial dispute with Morocco set against the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, an independence movement aimed at establishing independent independence. state in the territory.
Palestinians criticized the normalization deals, saying Arab countries had picked up the cause of peace by abandoning a long-standing demand that Israel give up land for a Palestinian state before it receives recognition.
Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani had previously said that the Arab countries, which had normalized ties with Israel, had undermined efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
He stressed the need to form a united Arab front to first put the interests of the Palestinians and end the Israeli occupation.