Local News Karachi , KARACHI
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Pakistan’s Palestine Foundation protests UAE-Israel peace deal.
Activists from Palestine Foundation Pakistan stages protest against a
recent, controversial deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and
Israel meant to normalize bilateral relations, in Karachi.
SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 21, 2020) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)
- PROTESTERS FROM PALESTINE FOUNDATION PAKISTAN, HOLDING BANNER, CHANTING “DOWN WITH AMERICA” AND “ISRAEL NOT ACCEPTABLE”/ BANNER READING “TRAITOR”
- PROTESTERS HOLDING PICTURE OF HEAD OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, KHALIFA BIN ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN WITH CROSS ON PICTURE
- PROTESTERS CHANTING ANTI-ISRAEL AND ANTI-U.S SLOGANS
- DEMONSTRATORS SPREADING FLAGS OF U.S AND ISRAEL ON GROUND
- A SENIOR LEADER OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI, MOHAMMAD HUSSAIN MEHNATI, ADDRESSING
- PROTESTERS CHANTING “NO TO ISRAEL”
- PROTESTERS BURNING ISRAELI AND U.S FLAGS
- (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) SENIOR LEADER OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI, MOHAMMAD HUSSAIN MEHNATI, SAYING: “Israel is an aggressive country. It has occupied Palestine by expelling Palestinian people. At such a time, UAE’s recognition of Israel is strange. We condemn it. We request the rulers of UAE not to let down Muslim Ummah.”
- PROTESTERS CHANTING “DOWN WITH AMERICA”
STORY: Dozens of activists from Palestine Foundation Pakistan staged a protest against a recent, controversial deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel meant to normalize bilateral relations, including opening embassies in each other's territory, in Karachi on Friday (August 21).
Rallies and demonstrations have been held in recent days by Islamists groups in Pakistani cities.
In Friday’s demonstration, the protesters held banners and placards. The chanted slogans and burned Isreali and U.S flags.
“Israel not acceptable”, “Down with America”, they chanted.
Some Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party leaders also joined the protest to voice that UAE-Israel deal on US pressure was unacceptable and that it was a big blow to Muslim unity.
“Israel is an aggressive country. It has occupied Palestine by expelling Palestinian people. At such a time, UAE’s recognition of Israel is strange. We condemn it. We request the rulers of UAE not to let down Muslim Ummah,”said Mohammad Hussain Mehnati, a senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami.
The agreement is the third Israeli-Arab peace treaty in the Middle East, and the first involving a Gulf state. While some have welcomed the deal, Palestinians, Iran and Turkey have denounced it.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced last week that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship.
On Thursday (August 20), U.S. President Donald Trump hailed the agreement between Israel and the United Arab as "groundbreaking" during an event in Pennsylvania.
The UAE will be the third Arab country, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994, to formally normalize its relationship with Israel, as well as the first Persian Gulf country to do so.