In an essay published in Newsweek on Monday, Dr. Ali al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense Affairs, Interior and Foreign Relations Committee of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal National Council, called to “free the Palestinians from Hamas and Iran” claiming they’ve been “hijacked” by the Palestinian leadership to “sell their political and terrorist agendas” and “serve an Iranian agenda.”
Al Nuaimi, an architect of the Abraham Accords who serves in an advisory role to the Emirates’ leadership, began by speaking of the “new era” of greater coexistence in the Middle East since the signing of the accords between the UAE and Israel.
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“Last August, we entered a new era: A 70-year stalemate was exchanged for an era of greater coexistence,” he