The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) co-founder Omar Barghouthi said in a video that was uploaded to the YouTube channel of the Bahraini Society Against Normalization on September 17, 2020 that BDS is monitoring Arab companies that are normalizing relations with Israel.

Specifically, he warned First Abu Dhabi Bank, which he said has been in dialogue with Israeli banks Leumi and Hapoalim, that BDS can harm its reputation and should not be underestimated. Barghouthi added that BDS is calling for a boycott of every company involved in the “betrayal of the Palestinian cause”.