Muslim Council of Elders commends UAE's rejection of Israeli PM's statements

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The Muslim Council of Elders has praised the UAE's position in support of the Palestinian cause and the country's rejection of statements made by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, which suggested the UAE could participate in the civil administration of the Gaza Strip, under Israeli occupation.

On Saturday, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, underscored that the Israeli Prime Minister lacks legitimate authority to implement the step, or take any similar measures. Furthermore, the UAE refuses to be involved in any plan aimed at providing cover for the Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip.

His Highness reaffirmed that when a Palestinian government is formed which meets the hopes and aspirations of the Palestinian people, and is distinguished by integrity, competence and independence, the UAE will be fully prepared to provide all forms of support to that government.

The Muslim Council of Elders statement also commended UAE's rejection of being involved in any plan aimed at providing cover for the Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip.

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