Palestinian Authority quits Arab League in protest over Israel peace deals

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Abbas made his appeal amid concerns among Palestinians of dwindling support in the Arab world for their decades-long campaign for an independent state.

Bahrain's monarch called for "intensified efforts to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in accordance with the two-state solution ... leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the resolutions of worldwide legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative".

The factions renewed reconciliation efforts after Israel reached diplomatic accords this month with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, an event that dismayed Palestinians and prompted their leaders to try to present a united front.

Palestine has chose to relinquish its right to preside over the Council of the Arab League at its current session in reaction to the decision of some Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel, said Foreign Minister Riyad Malki.

Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office more than 10 years ago, there have not been any substantial peace talks between Israel and Palestine, as leadership remains fiercely divided over core issues.

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Regarding the normalization arrangements in between UAE, Bahrain, and Israel, Abbas stated they breach the Arab Peace Initiative in addition to the structures and pillars of an irreversible service in accordance with worldwide law.

"All Abbas showed was continued Palestinian rejectionism", Erdan said.

Abbas said Palestine rejected this deal, "as it contravenes worldwide law and United Nations resolutions, which recognized, inter alia, the existence of the State of Palestine in 2012 as part of the global order". "One [country will sign] in the next day or two", said.

"Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain all signed a historic peace agreement in the White House with many other Middle Eastern countries to come", he said.

"There will be no peace, no security, no stability and no coexistence in our region while this occupation continues". "We will not kneel or surrender and we will not deviate from our fundamental positions, and we shall overcome".

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