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Retaliatory Rockets Fired Into Israel Because of the Abraham Accords

Liza Cablayan Journalist at Israel Now
Published on September 17, 2020
Retaliatory Rockets Fired Into Israel Because of the Abraham Accords
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Terrorists in Gaza fired rockets into the south of Israel, a clear response from the Palestinians to the normalization agreements between UAE, Bahrain and Israel. Around 13 rockets were sent Wednesday morning under half an hour, 8 of which were intercepted by an anti-missile system, the Iron Dome informed the IDF. Some missiles have luckily landed on empty fields.

Within 12 hours, it was the second group of missiles sent because of the signing ceremony that happened on Tuesday in the White House. The first salvo hurt two people and was fired when UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was giving his speech. The missiles ended up injuring two people, and they reported no casualties.

The IDF mentioned firing 10 missiles into the Hamas Islamist-run Gaza, and 15 were fired into Israeli communities. They retaliated with airstrikes on a weapons and explosives factory, and a military compound where experiments were done on rocket fire.

Both Hamas and the IDF released statements about what happened.

The Palestinians saw the deal as a betrayal of their cause, as they seek to be an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned that the US Congress will watch the situation closely to make sure that Israel will still have its military edge in the Middle East region. She also emphasized the importance of understanding the agreements, especially the announcement where annexation efforts of Israel on particular portions of the West Bank be stopped.

The benefits of the agreement are an open discussion, as the Palestinians are left out of the negotiations, and their interests have been put aside. Israeli leaders have agreed to suspend the plans to annex lands in the West Bank, but reiterated that it will be temporary.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, along with the UAE and Bahrain foreign ministers were in a meeting With Donald Trump to express their positive opinions about the deals, although there are people who are skeptical that Israel can keep the peace between the two countries, and work together to counter the influence of Iran.