Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah called the agreement a betrayal of Islam, Arabism, Jerusalem and the Palestinians. He accused the United Arab Emirates of doing Trump a favor in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.  Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whose Free Patriotic Movement party is an ally of Hezbollah, said lebanon would be open to peace with Israel if their reciprocal problems were resolved and if the UAE had the right to normalize relations with Israel because they are a sovereign nation.  On 13 August 2020, uae Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash announced the UNITED Arab Emirates agreement on normalizing relations with Israel and said his country wanted to address threats to the two-state solution, particularly the annexation of the Palestinian territories, and ask the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table. He suggested that he did not think there would be an embassy in Jerusalem until there was a final agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis.  According to US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, « Israel and the United Arab Emirates will completely normalize diplomatic relations. They will exchange embassies and ambassadors and begin working together in all areas such as tourism, education, health, trade and security.  Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani said the country opposed any normalization of relations with Israel, which would only encourage its repression against the Palestinians.  On 20 September, hundreds of people protested against the Peace Agreement of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with Israel and burned an Israeli flag. Protesters called both countries « traitors, » while criticizing the United States and « Zionist allies. » They also called for any normalization with Israel to be criminalized.
 The Government of Oman has publicly supported the agreement (which it described as « historic »).  The Grand Mufti of Oman, Ahmed bin Hamad al-Khalili, indirectly criticized the treaty.  Ahmed Mulla Talal, spokesman for the Iraqi government, said that Iraq would not interfere in the sovereign affairs of other countries, but that its laws did not allow for the normalization of relations with Israel.  On 3 September, El Al announced that it would carry out weekly indirect cargo flights to the United Arab Emirates through the Belgian city of Liège, the first of which is scheduled for 16 September with agricultural and high-tech equipment.  On September 10, Israel was the first airline to announce a direct air route between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The airline said flights between Ben Gurion Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport will take place in three and a half hours to reach their destination.  The first cargo ship from the United Arab Emirates arrived in Israel on 12 October at the port of Haifa, with the MCS Paris arriving at the port every week.  Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a senior adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas, read an official statement in which Palestinian leaders rejected the agreement and called it treason against Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians.  The Palestinian Authority (PNA) recalled its ambassador from Abu Dhabi.   Palestinian leaders also said that Hamas leader called Ismail Haniyeh Abbas and rejected the agreement, which Reuters called a « rare manifestation of unity. »  Under what better name do we know the peace agreement launched on 13 August 2020 between the United Arab Emirates and Israel? Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne hailed the agreement as a historic and positive step towards a peaceful and secure Middle East, adding that Canada welcomed the suspension of annexation plans.
 Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the agreement was important and that the suspension of the annexation was important.  In Bahrain, the first Arab Gulf state to speak publicly in favour of the agreement as a step towards peace, fear of repression by government activists prevented activists from expressing their criticism.  On 26 August, King Hamad b of Bahrain