According to Al-Jazeera, other leaders and groups, including the Islamic Jihad movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the agreement. Mustafa Barghouti, head of the Palestinian National Initiative, said they were not surprised by the recent actions taken by the United Arab Emirates and the fact that the Emiratis had never attempted to fight Israel. He added that this could encourage other nations to ignore the Palestinian issue. The head of the Palestine Liberation Front, Wasel Abu Yousef, said the agreement would only give Israel greater influence over its occupation. ANP Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani said they did not know the agreement in advance and that the UAE was bartering the others, while unilaterally changing the Arab world`s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  The treaties have resulted in a rare show of unity between Fatah and Hamas, the two rival Palestinian groups that control the Gaza Strip and the West Bank territories. The Palestinian ambassador to Britain, Husam Zomlot, tweeted that the treaty was “a new media stunt of Trump to cover up his inability to harass the Palestinian people and leaders in submission.” A “historic peace agreement” has been called, similar to the peace agreements previously signed by Israel with two other Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan. In the second week of August, the United Arab Emirates surprised the international community by signing an agreement that “leads to the complete normalization of relations” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in exchange for the temporary suspension by the Jewish state of its plans for formal annexation of much of the occupied West Bank. But what is in the agreements? And what do they change? Is this really “the dawn of a new Middle East,” as Trump claims? Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in plans to cancel parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily suspended.  Prior to the agreement, the plan to annex the West Bank by 30% had already been frozen, with the majority of Israelis and government coalition partners Benny Gantz rejecting the plan. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to Palestinians who in practice were under Israeli control.  President Trump`s “Deal of the Century” to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians is a non-candidate. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned the United Arab Emirates that it will have dangerous consequences for the agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the agreement a “huge mistake” and warned the United Arab Emirates that Israel was not safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East. A group of protesters with less than 100 residents gathered in front of the VaE Embassy in Tehran on 15 August, chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”. Protesters also burned Israel`s flag.  The conservative newspaper Kayhan, whose editor-in-chief is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the agreement had made the United Arab Emirates a “legitimate and simple objective.”  On 3 September, El Al announced that it would carry out weekly indirect cargo flights to the United Arab Emirates through the Belgian city of Liège, the first of which is scheduled for 16 September with agricultural and high-tech equipment.  On September 10, Israel was the first airline to announce a direct air route between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The airline said flights between Ben Gurion Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport will take place in three and a half hours to reach their destination.  The first cargo ship from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Israel on 12 October at the port of Haifa, with the MCS Paris arriving at the port every week.  Jared Kushner, the trump administration chief who participated in the negotiations on the agreement, told CBS News that the deal would make the Middle East more peaceful and hopeful, which would mean fewer troops being uly moved