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Washington(ANN)-The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain’s foreign ministers arrive at the White House alongside the Israeli prime minister to sign controversial normalization deals with Israel, which the Palestinians have denounced as a sheer betrayal of the their cause against occupation.
The United States has brokered the agreements that make the UAE and Bahrain only the third and fourth Arab states to ever normalize their relations with Israel after Egypt and Jordan.
Trump: More countries to fall into line
At the White House, US President Donald Trump claimed “five or six” more Arab countries were poised to agree to normalize relations with Israel.
“We’re very far down the road with about five countries, five additional countries,” Trump said as he hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Emirati and Bahraini Foreign Ministers, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.
Taking the podium after Trump, Netanyahu thanked the US president for “unequivocally” standing by Israel’s side since taking office.
The normalization trend has, however, been uniformly panned by all Palestinian people and factions as well as the Bahraini public that have been holding daily rallies since its inception.
Throughout the day, the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip and Tel Aviv-occupied West Bank witnessed raucous rallies against the deals, and passionate denunciation speeches and statements by Palestinian leaders and Muslim authorities worldwide.
Protesters also gathered outside the White House and elsewhere in Washington to lambaste the the agreements.