After the Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi… Tweeters were surprised by the UAE’s appeal to an occupying enemy
Video duration 02 minutes 56 seconds
The Israeli offer to help the UAE after the Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi sparked responses on the communication platforms, as tweeters were divided between those who rejected the Israeli offer and those who considered it strengthening relations between the two parties.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed made a phone call, in which Bennett expressed Israel’s readiness to offer security and intelligence assistance to defend the UAE.
The Israeli Prime Minister wrote in a tweet on his Twitter account: “Today I spoke with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and I expressed my sincere condolences and sincere sympathy in the wake of the terrorist attack that was committed there,” and added that Israel stands with the United Arab Emirates In this complex period.
Prior to this phone call, the head of the Israeli company Skylock Defense Systems had said that the UAE had requested the company’s urgent support after the attack that targeted Abu Dhabi last Monday.
For its part, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted Israeli sources as saying that the UAE is looking to expand its arsenal of Israeli defense systems, and that this decision came after the recent attack on Abu Dhabi.
The Israeli show had an echo on social media platforms, through tweets that were transmitted, most notably an episode of (21/01/2022) of the program “Nashrat Al-Tambeya – Nashratkoum”.
Academic Khalil al-Anani said in a tweet: “We have now reached a stage where a state is asking Israel to protect it.. Glories, O Arabs.”
Hamad Al-Othman wrote: “The Israeli Defense Minister announces to the Emirati crown prince Israel’s readiness to defend the Emirates, considering that heading to Israel to defend the Emirates is a strategic mistake. Israel is an occupying enemy of Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Algeria are our brothers and their military capabilities exceed Israel and Iran.”
Journalist Mukhtar Ghameidh was surprised by the UAE’s approach to Israel, saying, “Glory be to God. The oil Emirates are seeking help from Israel, which fears Gaza…it is pride!”
On the other hand, Rashid Al-Mutawa expressed a supportive position for the cooperation of the Emirates and Israel, writing: “You did well… this is evidence of good dealings between friends in times of challenges.”
The authorities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi announced earlier that an explosion occurred in tanks transporting oil materials, killing 3 people, and also reported a fire near Abu Dhabi Airport, and said they suspected drones.