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UAE-Israel relations tested by hardline government

The UAE’s relationship with Israel – formalised via the 2020 Abraham Accords – is under renewed pressure as a result of incendiary comments by Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich, who said that the Palestinian village of Huwara "needs to be wiped out".

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