Two rockets fired from Gaza as Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign Trump-brokered accords

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WashingtonUpdated: Sep 15, 2020, 11:58 PM IST

File photo: Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan hold up documents after participating in the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House (file photo) Photograph:(AFP)

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Amid the signing ceremony, Bahrain called for "two-state solution" for Palestinians.

As Israel, UAE, Bahrain signed the landmark US-brokered peace accords, two rockets were fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel on Tuesday.

At least two people were wounded in Israel by rocket fire, reports said. One missile was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system, the Army said.

UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Bahrain foreign minister Abdullatif al-Zayani and Israeli leader  Benjamin Netanyahu signed the bilateral accords at the White House and signed a joint declaration along with Trump.

"After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East," Trump said at the ceremony, adding, "We're here this afternoon to change the course of history."

"This day is a pivot of history, it heralds a new dawn of peace," Netanyahu said at the ceremony. 

Palestinians protested against the Israeli normalisation deals with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as the White House hosted the signing ceremony.

Protesters clutching the Palestinian flags and wearing blue face masks rallied in the West Bank cities of Nablus, Hebron and in the Gaza Strip.