The Middle East Agreement

Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was „no change“ in his plans to annex parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily frozen. [33] Before the deal, plans to annex 30 percent of the West Bank were already frozen, with a majority of Israelis and ruling coalition partner Benny Gantz rejecting the plan. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to the Palestinians who, in practice, were under Israeli control. [34] The Trump administration also had to deny that it had agreed to sell US-made F-35 fighter jets to the UAE, that the UAE would have made a condition of Tuesday`s deal. Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said the agreement would pave the way for peace agreements with other nations and welcomed the suspension of unilateral annexation. He added that this could encourage other nations to ignore the Palestinian issue. Palestine Liberation Front leader Wasel Abu Yousef said the deal only gave Israel more influence over its occupation. ANP Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani said they are not aware of the deal in advance and that the UAE is deceiving others while unilaterally changing the Arab world`s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [67] Palestinians expressed anger at the deals by firing rockets from Gaza into Israel during the ceremony at the White House. [7] [47] Then, to the sound of horns and bright pools, the four men walked to a long table in front of the south of the Portico to sign in front of a seated audience three conventions that the White House estimated at 800 people, many of whom were not wearing masks.