Joint Palestinian Statement
In a joint statement, 25 Palestinian institutions and unions said in a joint statement: “Israel‘s participation can only be read as a political statement on the development of normal relations with some Arab regimes recently, particularly the Gulf, which went beyond the concept of normalization.”
“This is not the first time that the UAE regime has normalized with Israel, but the participation of the occupying power in the Dubai Expo is part of a long natural process, including economic, military, sports, political and other relations.”
The crime of normalization
“Normalization is a weapon used by the Zionist enemy to polish its image and its continuing crimes, as well as to try to undo its escalating isolation, whether through official, cultural, academic, artistic, sports, commercial or other events,” the institutions said.
Palestinian institutions warned that “normalization is not only a threat to the Palestinian cause, but to all the peoples of the region.”
In January, the Israeli occupation state officially announced the start of construction of its pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 in the UAE, which will be the largest participation and normalization with Israel in the Gulf region.
The international exhibition, designed to showcase the achievements of nations, is held every five years and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.
Expo Dubai will run from October 20 to April 10, 2021.
With the exception of Egypt and Jordan, Arab countries do not have open diplomatic relations with Israel.
Nevertheless, the pace of normalization has increased in various forms between Israelis and Arabs in recent times, through Israeli participation in sports and cultural activities held by Arab countries, such as the UAE.