Palestine vows prevention of more Arab normalization with Israel

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RAMALLAH, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- A senior Palestinian official announced on Saturday that the Palestinian leadership is acting to "prevent more Arab countries from normalizing relations with Israel."

"The normalization agreements that both the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed with Israel are based on the principle of peace for protection," said Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, during his interview with official Voice of Palestine radio.

It is responsibility of the Arab states and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to preserve their decisions on committing to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, he noted.

According to the Arab Peace Initiative, the Arab states can only normalize relations with Israel after Israel ends its military occupation of the Arab territories.

Erekat revealed that the Palestinian leadership will present 19 resolutions to the UN General Assembly at its upcoming session, including "the confirmation of the two-state solution and the previous resolutions of the international legitimacy related to the Palestinian cause."

The Palestinian leadership "is expecting large international support for the Palestinian resolutions," he noted. Enditem

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