Sudanese activists slam normalization with Israel as ‘unacceptable’
Sudanese activists have reiterated that the people of the African country categorically oppose the normalization of ties between Khartoum and the Israeli regime.
Sudanese activists opposing the normalization of ties with Israel as well as Muslim scholars made the remarks during events marking the al-Quds Global Week.
The participants in the event stressed that the Sudanese people reject any normalization of ties with Israel and unanimously agreed that the move is “unacceptable”.
They also emphasized the impossibility of establishing ties with or recognizing the Israeli regime, urging the junta to retract from normalizing relations with Tel Aviv as it constitutes “a betrayal of the Sudanese people”, according to Al-Alam news channel.
“The people of Sudanese are against the normalization and are against any ties with Israel,” Idris Suleiman said at the event.
Sudan agreed to normalize ties with the Israeli regime in October 2020 as part of US-brokered agreements, a month after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed similar deals with Tel Aviv.
The normalization deals were condemned by Palestine as a brazen betrayal of the Palestinian cause.
However, the development of relations between the two sides has been slower than Israel’s growing ties with the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco. An official normalization deal has to go through the Sudanese parliament before it comes into effect.
Earlier in February, a senior Sudanese official traveled to Israel to promote bilateral ties with the regime, despite anti-Israel sentiment among the people of the African nation.
According to Israeli media reports, a representative of Sudan’s ruling council arrived in the occupied territories. at the beginning of the week.
The report, which did not name the Sudanese official, said the visit is aimed to advance relations between Israel and Sudan.
The visit came a few weeks after an Israeli delegation visited Sudan to meet with Sudan's military chief and de facto leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.