Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Monday that Arab states that normalized relations with Israel are not helping the Palestinian Authority’s goal of getting a state.

He told the 2020 Global Security Forum, which took place virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that the move by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations with Israel were “their own sovereign decisions.”

“I think it’s better to have a united front to put the interests of the Palestinian people to end the [Israeli] occupation, and to recognize the two-state solution and to go back to the borders of 1967 with an independent sovereign state of Palestine with the capital [in] east[ern] Jerusalem,” added the Qatari foreign minister.

Qatar, which supports the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups, is isolated from its Gulf state neighbors and boycotted by them. Iran and Qatar have friendly relations unlike with Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states.

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