- Title: Palestinians condemn Sudan normalising relations with Israel
- Date: 23rd October 2020
- Summary: JERICHO, WEST BANK (OCTOBER 23, 2020) (REUTERS) SECRETARY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL OF THE FATAH MOVEMENT, MAJED AL FITYANI WATCHING TV VARIOUS OF AL-FITYANI WHILE WATCHING TV (SOUNDBITE) (English) SECRETARY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL OF THE FATAH MOVEMENT, MAJED AL FITYANI, SAYING: "We totally denouncing this deal and we are sure that the Sudanese people, intellectual Sudanese national parties, the people of Sudan also will reject these deals because Sudan and the people of Sudan, they have fair stand with the Palestinian cause." GAZA CITY, GAZA (OCTOBER 23, 2020) (REUTERS) HAMAS FLAG HAMAS SPOKESPERSON, HAZEM QASSEM IN OFFICE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) HAMAS SPOKESPERSON, HAZEM QASSEM , SAYING: "This announcement harms our people and our fair case, and it encourages the occupation to commit more crimes and to deny our rights. It also harms the national benefits of Sudan and will harm the Arab interests in the region. This announcement serves the zionist occupation and its expanding policy in the region. For sure it only serves Trump's election publicity and Netanyahu in his internal conflict." VARIOUS OF QASSEM IN OFFICE
- Embargoed: 6th November 2020 18:21
- Keywords: Israel Normalization Palestinians Sudan Trump UAE
- Location: JERICHO, WEST BANK/ GAZA CITY, GAZA
- City: JERICHO, WEST BANK/ GAZA CITY, GAZA
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA001D1CK7RB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Palestinians condemned an agreement struck between Israel and Sudan to normalise ties between the countries which was announced on Friday (October 23).
Speaking in Jericho in the occupied West Bank, the Secretary of the Revolutionary Council of the Fatah Movement, Majed Al-Fityani said he denounced the deal.
In Gaza, Hazem Qassem, a spokesman of the Islamist group Hamas, a traditional ally of Sudan, told Reuters Sudan's move was a step in the "wrong direction."
Israel and Sudan plan to begin by opening economic and trade links, with an initial focus on agriculture, the joint statement said. A senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said such issues as formal establishment of diplomatic ties would be resolved later.
Trump touted the deal to reporters in the Oval Office with the Israeli and Sudanese leaders on the line in a three-way phone call, saying at least five other countries wanted to follow suit and normalize relations with Israel.
(Production: Mohammed Shanna/Adel Abu Nehmeh/Roleen Tafakji)
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