A United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Airways aircraft flew above Israeli skies for the primary time Wednesday, in keeping with Israeli Defense Ministry. 

“Historical event in the skies of Israel: The flight from Italy’s Milan to Abu Dhabi takes place for the first time in these minutes in coordination with the aviation authority of the Ministry of Transport,” Israeli Transportation Minister Miri Regev mentioned on Twitter.

Regev described the occasion as one of many fruits of a normalization settlement between Israel and the UAE.

A direct business aviation line between Israel and the UAE is predicted in the beginning of 2021, in keeping with Israeli media.

The primary Emirati ship loaded with items, together with iron, firefighting, cleansing and digital tools, arrived Monday at Haifa Port, Israel.

Bahrain additionally plans to determine a direct maritime line with Israel, in keeping with Israeli media.

“The first Bahraini cargo ship will arrive soon from Khalifa bin Salman Port in Bahrain to Haifa Port,” Israeli Broadcasting Company mentioned Tuesday in one of many controversial steps between the 2 international locations.

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Bahrain, UAE and Israel agreed to determine full diplomatic, cultural, and business relations following the signing of the controversial agreements Sept. 15 on the White Home.

The strikes have been adopted by a collection of bulletins on agreements and contracts between companies from all three nations.

The normalization offers have drawn widespread condemnation from Palestinians, who say the offers ignore their rights and don’t serve the Palestinian trigger.