In a meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Abbas, the Emir of Qatar supports legitimate international resolutions.
Qatar reiterated its position “in supporting the Palestinian people and their just cause” just days after Morocco became the latest country to announce a normalization of ties with Israel.
In a meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Doha on Monday, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, confirmed Qatar’s stance in support of peace on the basis of the peace initiative. Arab, the two-state solution and legitimate international resolutions.
In a tweet, Sheikh Tamim also “stressed 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 several Arab countries have normalized relations with Israel, including the Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Last week, Israel and Morocco agreed to normalize relations in a brokered deal with US help, making Morocco the fourth Arab country to put aside hostilities with Israel in the past four months.
Moroccan King Mohammed told Palestinian Authority leader Abbas that Rabat is in favor of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As part of the deal, US President Donald Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara, where there was a decade-long territorial dispute with Morocco pitted against the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, a separatist movement trying to establish a state in the territory.
The Palestinians have been critical of the normalization agreements, saying that Arab countries have backed away from the cause of peace by abandoning a longstanding claim that Israel cedes land for a Palestinian state before it can receive recognition.
Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, previously said Arab countries that normalized ties with Israel undermined efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
He stressed the need to form a united Arab front to put Palestinian interests first and put an end to the Israeli occupation.