Al-Quds Mufti Quits UAE Forum Over Normalization With ‘Israel’
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“Normalization is a stab in the back of Palestinians and Muslims, and a betrayal for Muslim and Christian holy sites in al-Quds,” Sheikh Hussein said on Wednesday, as he announced his resignation.
It was the second such resignation in recent days. Muslim-American activist Aisha al-Adawiya also quit the FPPMS on Sunday over the organization’s statement.
Al-Adawiya stressed that the topic of normalization was never brought up at a recent board meeting and that “there was no agreement on any kind of support for the UAE’s deal with ‘Israel’.”
“As a result of this breach of trust and consistent with my values, I'm announcing my resignation,” she said in a Facebook post.
Earlier this month, the FPPMS claimed that the normalization deal “stopped ‘Israel’ from extending its sovereignty over Palestinian lands” and was a means to “promote peace and stability across the world.”
It, however, faced criticisms over the controversial statement and was forced to remove it from its platforms.
The ‘Israel’-UAE unashamed deal was announced by the White House on August 13, sparking anger among Palestinians and supporters of their cause against the ‘Israeli’ occupation.