Jerusalemite activists have launched a hashtag on Twitter – #WeAreNotHungry – as a rejection of Ramadan meals provided by the UAE for visitors to Al-Aqsa Mosque.
— Fatih 4vanos (@Avenue23) May 20, 2018
They argue that the Gulf State is consorting with the Israeli occupation of Palestine, having sent a team to cyclists to participate in the international Giro d’Italia cycle race which passed through occupied Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.
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— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) May 14, 2018
The Palestinian Olympic Committee has condemned the participation of UAE riders in the race. It described such participation as a precedent of such gravity that it is treason against the great struggle of the Palestinian people.
#Palestinians have expressed outrage at teams from the #UAE and #Bahrain for taking part in the opening legs of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in #Israel over the weekend, which they say undermined #Arab solidarity with their cause.https://t.co/G7yF7VRfTf#Palestine
— Dr. Ali Bakeer (@AliBakeer) May 7, 2018
According to Hebrew-language radio in Israel, the normalization of relations between the occupation state and the UAE is such that Minister of Communications Ayoob Kara has received an official invitation to visit the Emirates. The Israeli minister added that he is also expecting Gulf officials to visit Israel soon.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)