(PresidentialWire.com)- On Sunday, Islamic nations held a videoconference meeting to discuss the continuing conflict between Hamas and Israel. And while there was plenty of condemnation directed at Israel, there was also quite a bit of finger-pointing directed at some of the assembled delegates.
Delegates from the nations of Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan and the UAE found themselves under fire over their participation in the Abraham Accords negotiated during the Trump presidency.
The Abraham Accords sought to normalizes relations between Israel and it’s Muslim neighbors. Despite the success of the accords, not everyone in the Muslim world is particularly pleased. Their main objection, in addition to normalizing relations at all, is that none of the countries that joined the Accords made their involvement conditional on the formation of an independent Palestinian state.
“There are a few who have lost their moral compass and voiced support for Israel,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. “If there are half-hearted statements within our own family, how could we criticize others? Who will take our words seriously?”
Naturally, Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif was among Israel’s (and the Abraham Accords’) harshest critics at this conference.
“The massacre of Palestinian children today follows the purported normalization,” Zarif said. “This criminal and genocidal regime has once again proven that friendly gestures only aggravate its atrocities.”
Striking just how similar Zarif’s words are to those of the so-called “Squad” in Congress.
It bears noting that Iran is the single largest funder of Hamas – providing money, technology and equipment to carry out their attacks on Israel. Which only makes Zarif’s claims all the more absurd.
“Make no mistake,” Zarif continued. “Israel only understand the language of resistance and the people of Palestine are fully entitled to their right to defend themselves.”
So too does Israel.
Over the weekend, a senior official from the United Arab Emirates issued a statement to the Israeli financial publication “Globes” condemning Hamas for the rocket attacks on Israel and demanding they immediately “commit to complete calm.” UAE is threatening to withhold all infrastructure and economic development in the Gaza Strip unless Hamas agrees to a ceasefire.
“It’s leaders must understand that their policies are first and foremost hurting the people of Gaza,” the UAE official said.