Palestinians welcome the Saudi-Iranian agreement to normalise relations


Hamas political bureau member Khalil al-Haya called the Saudi-Iranian agreement a “important step towards uniting the ranks of the Muslim community.”

The Palestinians have welcomed Iran and Saudi Arabia’s decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies.

“The Palestinian Presidency appreciates China’s contribution to the agreement,” the statement said. “We hope that the agreement will lead to stability and strengthen the region’s positive atmosphere.”

Tayseer Khaled, a senior official with the PLO’s Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), welcomed the agreement and expressed hope that it would be “a significant step towards addressing the Middle East’s economic, political, and security challenges.”

Khaled praised China for the “great achievement,” saying the agreement “deals a severe blow to the hegemonic policy pursued by successive US administrations as well as the policy of the right-wing Israeli government.”

The agreement was welcomed by Bassam al-Salhi, secretary-general of the Palestinian People’s Party (formerly the Palestinian Communist Party) and member of the PLO Executive Committee, who said it was a sign of “changes” in the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Salhi urged Palestinian leaders to “develop a joint strategy with China and Russia to deal with these tremendous changes.” He also urged Palestinian leaders to stop looking to the US as an impartial mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad

The agreement was also praised by the Iranian-backed Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

Hamas political bureau member Khalil al-Haya called the Saudi-Iranian agreement a “important step towards uniting the ranks of the Muslim community.”

According to a Hamas official, the agreement will “strengthen security and understanding between Arab and Islamic countries and contribute to regional stability.”

“This significant step serves the Palestinian cause and strengthens our people’s resolve in the face of the occupation and its ongoing aggression against our land, people, and holy sites,” Haya said in a statement.

The PIJ, for its part, called the Saudi-Iranian agreement a “significant and significant step in the right direction.”

According to PIJ, “de-escalating tensions in the region is in our region’s interest and serves the interests of Arabs and Muslims.”

The PIJ expressed hope that the agreement would have a “positive impact on the Palestinian cause and support our people’s right to struggle and resist for their inalienable, historical, and legitimate rights.”

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