Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hezbollah, called the deal a betrayal of Islam, Arabism, Jerusalem and the Palestinians. He accused the UAE of doing Trump a favor on the eve of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.  In contrast, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whose Free Patriotic Movement party is an ally of Hezbollah, said Lebanon would be open to peace with Israel if their mutual problems were resolved and if the UAE had the right to normalize relations with Israel, as it is a sovereign nation.  India welcomed the agreement, saying that the two nations were its allies and had always supported peace and prosperity in West Asia. Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said earlier that UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan had called him to discuss the deal.  The Parties also express their common interest in establishing and establishing mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes in a manner consistent with national law and international obligations applicable to each Party. Such cooperation may include the implementation of joint programmes, projects and activities in the fields of science, space research, space technology and education, exchanges of experts, information and good practices, as well as the promotion of cooperation between their respective space industries. Ordinary Palestinians protested the deal on social media and some also insulted the UAE. Meanwhile, Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah`s Central Committee, called the agreement a breakdown of the Arab consensus on the management of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He accused the UAE of betraying Arabs and Palestinians before pushing the NAP to withdraw its ambassador from the UAE, and also called on the Arab League to end the 2002 Arab peace initiative.  The Foreign Ministry reacted cautiously by saying in a press release that the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates “has important implications and that Pakistan`s approach is guided by our assessment of how palestinian rights and aspirations are maintained and how peace, security and stability are preserved in the region.”  Prime Minister Netanyahu said there was “no change” in his plan to annex parts of the West Bank if approved by the United States, but added that they would be temporarily frozen.  Before the deal, plans to annex 30 percent of the West Bank were already frozen, with a majority of Israelis and ruling coalition partner Benny Gantz rejecting the plan.
Hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers live in the territories, in addition to the Palestinians who, in practice, were under Israeli control.  On August 21, in an obvious response to Trump, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud wrote that he expected Saudi Arabia to adhere to the agreement that the price to pay for normalizing relations with Israel was the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. He added that any Arab country that wants to follow in the UAE`s footsteps should in the future demand a higher price for peace from Israel.  UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed “any initiative that could promote peace and security in the Middle East region.”  Stéphane Dujarric, Guterres` spokesman, welcomed the agreement and said it suspended “Israeli annexation plans on parts of the occupied West Bank” repeatedly called for by Guterres and said that “peace in the Middle East is more important than ever.”  The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it emphasized that as a member of the United Nations Security Council and the Middle East Quartet, it supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. . . .