The West and Israel enabled Sudan’s generals to wage war

2023-05-20 22:53:31
The West and Israel enabled Sudan’s generals to wage war

More than 1 million people have been displaced by five weeks of fighting in Sudan, including a quarter of a million refugees, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Sudan has been gripped by violence since April 15 when disagreements between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the head of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Mohamed Hamdan “Hemedti” Dagalo, escalated into an armed conflict.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the battles that have turned the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other places across the country into warzones.

In October 2021, Sudan’s military staged a coup that put an end to the country’s democratic transition that had begun with the removal of Omar al-Bashir.

Ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok recently said the West helped to create the current situation unfolding in Sudan, by continuing to push for the formation of a government at any cost — lending legitimacy to Hemedti and Burhani as political actors even as they sought to thwart the process and avoid genuine reforms.

Observers also say that the US, UK and their Western allies have provided support to Hamideti, one the main reasons for prolonging the conflicts in Sudan and the humanitarian crisis.

Is the West and Israel involved in fomenting deadly chaos in Sudan?

After the overthrow of al-Bashir, Khartoum joined the so-called Abraham Accords to normalize ties with Israel.

Sudan’s rush to normalize relations with an apartheid and occupying regime surprised not only nations in the region, but even Israel.

A few months before the recent conflict in Sudan, Israel's foreign minister visited Sudan and met Abdul Fattah Burhan, the commander of the army of this country and the unofficial ruler of Sudan.

Sudan’s recognition of Israel worsened the country’s crisis by intensifying conflict in the armed forces and escalating public anger over the pro-Israel policies.


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