Arab League must be disbanded after failing to condemn UAE-Israel deal: Ansarullah

SANA’A: Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement has roundly denounced the Arab League over dropping a Palestinian draft resolution in condemnation of a controversial agreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, lamenting the “disgraceful” position of the organization and its denial of the Palestinian cause.

“We express our strong condemnation of the Arab League’s terrible degeneration into a level, where it simply reneges on the Palestine cause – the reason for which it was founded,” Ansarullah spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam told Yemeni Arabic-language al-Masirah television network.

“The least expectation from the Arab League is to maintain its previous positions and reject normalization at least when it cannot do anything practical to stop it. Palestine presented a draft resolution condemning the UAE-Israel normalization deal, but the Arab League refused to approve it. We believe the organization must be dissolved,” the senior Ansarullah official pointed out.

Abdul-Salam warned Palestinians that the Arab League could turn into a body working against them, saying, “We do not rule out that the Arab League would give the green light for a military aggression after an arrest campaign against Palestinians.”

The Ansarullah spokesman advised Palestinians to withdraw from the Arab League, arguing that the organization has become an apparatus in favor of Israel’s interests and is advancing US scenarios in the region.

Abdul-Salam also censured the imam of the Grand Mosque of Mecca over a sermon that was interpreted as a prelude to Saudi Arabia’s normalization with Israel.

“It is incredibly strange for the imam of the Grand Mosque of Mecca [Abdulrahman al-Sudais] to deliver a speech full of deception, lies and deceit and to speak about common interests with the Zionist regime from the pulpit where he is supposed to convey truth,” he highlighted.

Abdul-Salam stressed that regional nations are very vigilant, and resistance movements and a large number of countries dismiss normalization with the Tel Aviv regime and will push the Palestinian cause.

On Wednesday, Arab foreign ministers attended a virtual session against the backdrop of UAE normalizing relations with Israel, but did not condemn the US-brokered agreement that is to be formalized at a signing ceremony at the White House next week.

Earlier in the day, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called on Arab countries to reject the UAE-Israel normalization deal.

“In the face of the UAE-Israeli normalization agreement, it has become necessary for us to issue a position to reject this move. Otherwise, our meeting will be considered as a blessing or being complicit with the normalization,” he said.

Israel and the UAE agreed to a US-brokered deal to normalize relations on August 13.

While Emirati officials have described the normalization deal with the Tel Aviv regime as a successful means to stave off annexation and save the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli leaders have lined up to reject the bluff of Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and de facto ruler of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, that Israel’s annexation plans were off the table.

The Palestinians say the UAE, as an important Arab player in the region, has stabbed fellow Palestinians in the back. They also say the agreement does not serve the cause of the Palestinians.

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