Dhahi Dahi Khalfan Tamim in 2013
Dhahi Dahi Khalfan Tamim in 2013REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Former Dubai police chief Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, who currently serves as the force's deputy chief, called for the normalization of his country's ties with Israel.

"The truth is, it's meaningless not to recognize Israel," Khalfan Tamim tweeted. "Israel is a country build on science, knowledge, prosperity, and strong relations with all the developing countries. Who are the people who don't recognize Israel's position? From where do you think the Jews came? From Hawaii?"

In another tweet, he called for the normalization of ties with Israel: "From the moment that the Gulf states normalize their ties with Israel, Qatar's job as a proxy state for terror organizations will end, including that of Al Jazeera. It's known that Qatar still supports Hamas and has relations with Israel. So what's stopping us from having normal ties with them?"

"Israel wants long-term peace and security. I'm in favor. All Arab countries, the emirates, and the Saudi kingdom accept Israel. They want to make peace with Israel. When that happens, Qatar won't need the fighters in its territory anymore. The war will end."

The United Arab Emirates does not currently have formal relations with Israel.

In 2010, Khalfan Tamim revealed the identities of 40 Mossad agents who worked to assassinate Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas terrorist.