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Angered by Trump-Brokered Peace Deal, Palestinians on Temple Mount Set Fire to Portraits of UAE Leader

Angered by Trump-Brokered Peace Deal, Palestinians on Temple Mount Set Fire to Portraits of UAE Leader

“Palestinian worshipers tore up, trampled and set fire to images of Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, as they protested…against the peace agreement.”

The rage over the peace agreement between between Israel and the United Arab Emirates spilled over to the second day as angry Palestinians burned posters of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

The angry mob, described by media outlets as Muslim ‘worshipers’ who had gathered for the Friday prayers on the Temple Mount, took out their rage on portraits of the UAE ruler, stamped and set fire to them amid chants of Allahu Akbar. “Palestinian worshipers tore up, trampled and set fire to images of Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, as they protested in the compound of the al-Aqsa Mosque [the Temple Mount] in Jerusalem against the peace agreement,” the left-wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported

The Times of Israel reported the “mounting anger by the Palestinians” over the U.S.-brokered peace deal: 

Palestinians taking part in Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem trampled and then set fire to a poster of the United Arab emirates leader to protest the normalization deal announced Thursday between Israel and the UAE.

The worshipers took turns stamping on the poster of UAE de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a sign of disrespect, while waving a Palestinian flag over it. They then tried to set the poster on fire.

The incident continued until Israeli policemen stepped in and took the poster away, while Palestinians chanted “Allahu Akbar.”

Palestinians also held protests against the deal in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In Nablus, in the northern West Bank, they burned posters of bin Zayed, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

In Gaza City, supporters of the Islamic Jihad terror group marched in protest, carrying signs that read: “Normalization is a treason” and “Palestine is not for sale”

The deal announced has been met with mounting anger by the Palestinians.

Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem, Hamas-held Gaza, and the PLO-controlled Palestinian Territories, shared the sentiments of their leaders who were equally enraged at the peace agreement brokered by President Trump. The PLO-run Palestinian Authority, along with terrorist groups Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, rejected the deal, calling it a treachery and ‘stab in the back’ of Arabs and Muslims. The Palestinian Authority also recalled its ambassador to the UAE in protest.

Palestinian mobs outpouring their anger over peace deals are nothing new. In January 2020, enraged Palestinians took to streets after the details of the Trump peace plan became public. The U.S. had offered a $50 billion development fund sought to create millions of jobs for Arabs in the region. While Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas cut ties with the U.S. and Israel over the plan — let alone consider it, Palestinians rampaged in the streets burning U.S. flags and cut-outs of President Trump.

On Thursday, President Trump announced the historic agreement between Israel and the UAE that paves the way for the “full normalization of relations” between the two countries. While the deal was welcomed by many Arab states, including Egypt, Jordan, and Oman, the Palestinian leadership along with Iran and Turkey denounced it. 

The Palestinian anger reflects their growing isolation in the region. One can’t blame the Arab Gulf states for turning their backs on the “Palestinian Cause.” The Palestinian leaders have brought it upon themselves by backing unpopular and sadistic regimes from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq to Mullahs of Iran.

As media reports suggest, encouraged by President Trump’s move other Arab states could reach an agreement with the Jewish State on similar lines. “Now that the ice has been broken I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates,” President Trump said on Thursday while unveiling the deal.

“Palestinians denounce UAE-Israel peace agreement”


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They can cry all they want, but this strategy just might work – marginalize and isolate them from their support. Perhaps if they find themselves alone they will finally sue for an actual peace.

    NavyMustang in reply to jeffweimer. | August 15, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    IMO, a brilliant’ masterstroke by PDT.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to jeffweimer. | August 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Hey! They’re acting just like Democrats!

      There’s a reason that I call our political opposition, “Dhimmi-crats.” These reprobates have made a conscious decision to embrace, whitewash and rationalize the sundry supremacist and totalitarian pathologies of the ideology of “Submission.” And, they deserve to be called out on it, every single time their party name is referenced.

Whether Palestinian mobs or Marxist/Democrat mobs, idiots on display.

Are they really angry or are they just following a script? Pallywood never rests, after all.

    Dusty Pitts in reply to irv. | August 15, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    To qualify for a grievance mob, actually sharing the grievance is unnecessary. All that’s required is an intense susceptibility to peer pressure and mob mentality.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to irv. | August 15, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Does anyone care if they are angry? How does a group become so decadent? There is a reason that none of the Arab countries want them in their respective territories.

    bear in reply to irv. | August 15, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    The “squad” is all-in with the anti-peace folks.

    Alex deWynter in reply to irv. | August 15, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Doesn’t everyone bring pictures of the UAE crown prince to Friday prayers?

The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Since Turkey (btw, an apt description for those losers) has consistently been on the side of hamas, Russia and hezbollah, can we finally isolate them from NATO as well? They have made themselves an existential threat to Israel for years. Nato has been wishy-washy in bringing Turkey to heel for far too long.

I fully understand Turkey’s strategic importance regarding access to and border on the Black Sea, but I wonder exactly what would happen if they materially support Israel’s and our enemies.

The childish, perpetual and self-destructive belligerence of the intrinsically and immutably supremacist, totalitarian and belligerent ideology of “Submission.”

Arab Muslim jihadists must take responsibility for their own self-inflicted miseries.

The corrupt fascist Arab “Al Sharptons” don’t want their money machine done away with by prosperity of their flock.

Al Sharpton gets $1M in pay from his own charity:

It takes a run for the money to outdo current Democrats these days, but leave it to the Palestinians to do it.

LOL They are always trying that voodoo crap and it never works.