Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Khojasteh described this actions of the Bahraini and Saudi rulers in normalizing relations with Israel as a clear betrayal of Islam.
Press Shia Agency – In an exclusive interview with the international correspondent of Press Shia News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Khojasteh, a member of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, referred to the issue of normalizing relations with the Zionist regime, saying, “The establishment of relations with Israel is not a new issue but rather this relationship has existed for a long time, however, the reality of this issue has only recently been uncovered. Along with some Arab countries, the Al Khalifah regime has also taken steps on a path that is contrary to the conscience and beliefs of the Bahraini people and has progressed towards the normalization of relations with Israel.”
The member of the Assembly of Islamic Scholars of Bahrain added, “The people of Bahrain, despite all the difficulties and suffering imposed by the rulers, continue to address the issues of the Islamic ummah, such as the Palestinian issue. The holy month of Ramadhan is over but the Bahraini revolutionaries are still in jail. The Bahraini people, despite all the pain and suffering and severe repression by the government, will not stop their demonstration of support for the oppressed Palestinian people.”
He explained the necessity of distinguishing between the position of the government and that of the people and said, “The actions of the Al Khalifah regime must not be considered as the opinion of the people. The Al Khalifah only takes the only seat of government, personal interests and profits into consideration and their normalization of relations with the ruthless Zionist regime was also on the orders of the United States.”
In another part of his speech, Hujjat al-Islam Khojasteh referred to the support of the Arab officials for the Zionist regime on social media and said, “The tweets of officials from the Persian Gulf kingdoms demonstrate that they are mercenaries for Israel. Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah [the secretary-general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah] has called these individuals ‘traitors of the Islamic ummah,’ which means the minimum action is that the name of the traitor is forged for them but these approaches represent the position of the government not that of the people of Bahrain.”
The revolutionary Bahraini cleric and activist said the Bahraini Foreign Minister [Khalid ibn Ahmad Al Khalifah] has not acted with a diplomatic approach to this day, but rather he has acted with an unstable, unclear and false approach and this arises from a false education and said, “When a minister, with complete ignorance, does not regard the events in the Golan Heights as an occupation and condemns the actions of the Islamic Resistance Axis, it must be accepted that the Arab rulers are the only players in the hands of the states of Israel and the United States.”