Since then, Palestinian leaders have called on the United Arab Emirates to immediately reduce this “abhorrent” agreement with Israel and have warned other Arab states not to submit to American pressure by following the UAE`s decision – no other Arab government has followed suit. Less surprisingly, Hamas – Iran`s ally that controls the Gaza Strip – opposed the agreement and said the agreement encouraged Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and perseverance in denying the rights of the Palestinian people. The normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, officially the Abraham Peace Agreement: Peace Treaty, Diplomatic Relations and Complete Normalization between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, was initially agreed in a joint declaration of the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates) on August 13, 2020, officially called the Abraham Agreement.  The United Arab Emirates was the third Arab country after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994 to agree to formally normalize relations with Israel, as well as the first Country in the Persian Gulf to do so.   At the same time, Israel has agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the West Bank.   The agreement has normalized informal but robust external relations between the two countries for a long time.   The agreement was signed at the White House on September 15, 2020.  It was unanimously approved by the Israeli cabinet on 12 October and ratified by the Knesset on 15 October.  The United Arab Emirates Parliament and Cabinet ratified the agreement on 19 October. THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY reacted with hasty by recalling its ambassador to the United Arab Emirates to protest the agreement and calling for an emergency meeting of the Arab League to express its opposition to the agreement. But the agreement triggered an immediate counter-reaction in the region of opposing parts of the ideological spectrum.
At least some Israeli settlers and their political allies were disappointed that Mr. Netanyahu abandoned his plan to claim west Bank sovereignty, while the Palestinians felt abandoned by an Arab nation that, even without the threat of annexation, locked them in an unsustainable status quo.