UAE offers to play role in Israel and Palestine peace talks

The UAE will join Egypt to push to bolster a ceasefire in Gaza and de-escalate tensions between the two sides

Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed said the Emirates, which signed a peace deal with Israel last year, was willing to mediate between both sides and to support Cairo’s efforts to shore up a truce that brought 11 days of fighting.

Such a move would mark a rare attempt by the Emirates to support Gaza — a territory in which it has traditionally had little influence and towards whose leadership it has long been hostile. It would also be a test of Palestinian attitudes towards the pact with Israel, which was central to the Abraham Accords and led several other Arab states to follow suit.