Tel Aviv Municipality Lit Up With UAE, Israeli Flags Following Deal

The Tel Aviv municipality on Rabin square, is lit up with the United Arab Emirates flag, on August 13, 2020. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni / Flash90

The city hall in Tel Aviv has been lit up with the flags of Israel and the United Arab Emirates after the two countries declared they would be establishing full diplomatic ties.

The gesture comes as the UAE on Thursday became only the third Arab country to agree to have full ties with Israel, after Egypt and Jordan.

President Donald Trump first announced the major development on Thursday, saying the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

The mayor of liberal Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the “double achievement” of peace with the UAE and shelving of plans to annex parts of the West Bank.


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