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Arab League refuses to back Palestinians in rebuke of Israel-UAE deal

The pan-Arab body dropped a resolution that would have condemned the recent normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Arab Foreign Ministers take part in their 153rd annual session at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on March 4, 2020. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images)

The Arab League has rejected a Palestinian demand that it condemn the recent Washington-brokered deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. 

During a virtual session on Wednesday, foreign ministers from the 22-member league voted down a resolution denouncing the UAE-Israel deal. The Palestinians’ plan to censure the two countries stood little chance of approval in the pan-Arab body where countries including Egypt, Omar and Bahrain have welcomed or offered their support for the agreement. 

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