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Emirates-Israel deal continues to rile Middle East

LONDON - The announcement that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had reached an agreement paving the way for official diplomatic relations between the two has galvanised the leaders of both nations.

But the ripple effects of this deal - which breaks a vow most Arab states made decades ago not to normalise ties with Israel unless the fate of the Palestinians is settled - continues to generate strong reactions throughout the Middle East.

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