In an interview with Algerian journal al-Shuruq, Ahmed al-Raissouni slammed certain Arab countries that have been moving toward normalizing relations with Israel, saying such a move would only encourage the Zionist regime to intensify its crimes against the Palestinian nation.
He said moving in that direction is unacceptable not only in the Islamic Sharia, but according to all moral and human values.
Israel and the UAE on August 13 reached a deal that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two sides, in an agreement apparently brokered by US President Donald Trump.
According to the accord, Israeli and UAE delegations are to hold meetings and sign bilateral agreements covering sectors including investment, tourism and direct flights and the opening of reciprocal embassies.
On Monday, the first direct flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates entered the Saudi airspace before landing in Abu Dhabi.
The Saudi move signals the possibility Riyadh could regularly allow these flights, shortening the route length and making them viable commercially. It is also seen as a sign of Riyadh’s support for the Israeli-UAE normalization deal.
The El Al plane carried US and Israeli officials, who are set to meet with Emirati officials later today to further advance the accord.