A member of Hamas’ political bureau yesterday denounced what he described as “a wave of normalisation by several Arab countries with the Israeli occupation.”
“It is bizarre that there are those who prevent the Palestinians from entering their countries or work on their lands but when they normalise with their enemy [Israel], they justify their action as seeking to end the Palestinians’ suffering,” Mousa Abu Marzook said on Twitter.
“Palestinians have never asked anyone to do this,” Abu Marzook stressed, noting that the so-called “Arab Peace Initiative,” which was initiated by the Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz in 2002, stipulated on “ending the normalisation with Israel.”
Marzook’s remarks came in response to a recent visit by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to Oman, during which he met with the country’s sultan, Qaboos Bin Said Al Said. According to The Jerusalem Post, the two leaders discussed cooperation as well as several regional issues.
In a move to normalise relations in the Arabic region, Netanyahu pledged during his visit that “there will be other” visits to several Arab countries.