Jerusalem24 – Riyad Al Malki, Palestinian minister of foreign affairs, stated that the state of Palestine has decided to relinquish its right to head the Arab League’s Council in its current session in response to the UAE and Bahrain’s agreements with Israel.
In a press conference held in Ramallah, Al Malki said that Palestine will not withdraw completely from the Arab League, the Palestine Liberation Organization has been a member since 1976 and withdrawing its membership will create a gap. This can create scenarios that the Palestinians do not need in this “sensitive phase”.
This statement comes after Palestine which was heading the current session of the Arab League Proposed a resolution slamming the recent Abraham Accords between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel was rejected by the League. The Resolution was to condemn the UAE and Bahrain’s withdrawal from the Arab Peace Initiative, which was to start normalization after Israel and Palestine have found a long lasting peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis, which would include the end of the Israeli occupation.