Palestinians urge Sudan to reverse plan to normalize ties with Israel

2023-02-04 17:15:06
Palestinians urge Sudan to reverse plan to normalize ties with Israel

The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has condemned the decision by Sudan to move forward with normalizing ties with Israel.

In a statement released on Friday, the Gaza-based group calling upon officials in the North African country to reverse the measure.

“Hamas believes that this move contradicts the general Sudanese stance, which is against the normalization of ties with the occupying Israeli regime and lends support to the just Palestinian cause,” the statement said.

“The development comes at the same time as the far-right Israeli administration has intensified its crimes against the Palestinian nation and killed 35 Palestinians, including women and children, since the beginning of the year. This is while the regime continues to forge ahead with its colonial settlements expansion plans as well as desecration of Christian and Muslim sacred sites,” the Palestinian resistance movement noted.

“We reiterate our rejection of all forms of normalization with the occupying Israeli regime, and call on Sudanese authorities to reverse the decision, which runs contrary to the interests of the brotherly Sudanese nation and would only serve Israel’s agenda,” the statement also read.

The Islamic Jihad resistance movement also denounced the announcement that Israel and Sudan have finalized a deal to normalize relations, emphasizing that Muslim nations are fiercely opposed to establishment of any kind of ties with the Tel Aviv regime.

The Sudanese foreign ministry said following a meeting between Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen and his Sudanese counterpart Ali al-Sadiq that “It has been agreed to move forward towards the normalisation of relations” between Khartoum and the Israeli regime.

Sudanese government sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Cohen’s trip was part of an exchange of visits between Sudan and Israel and involved discussions on reaching and signing a normalization deal as well as military and security issues.

Sudan agreed to take steps to normalize ties with Israel in a 2020 deal brokered by former US president Donald Trump’s administration, alongside normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco known as the “Abraham Accords.”

Sudan’s military, which has been in charge of the country since an October 2021 coup, is seen as having led the move towards establishing relations with Israel.


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