TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, strongly denounced Bahrain’s normalization deal with Israel, describing it as “unacceptable” and “another product of the Arab League’s weakness”.
“What the Kingdom of Bahrain did and announced on Friday, in terms of its agreement with the Zionist entity on a so-called peace and normalization deal, is considered a disgrace into which another country of the Arab nation has fallen, and a political setback and a major mistake by the Bahraini rulers,” Hamas said in a press release on Friday, the Palestinian Information Center said.
The movement also described the Bahrain-Israel deal as “a real threat to the security of the Arab region and injurious to the Palestinian cause.”
“Such series of steps, which were initiated by the Emirati rulers and then the Bahraini rulers, are deemed political crimes and reflect a dismal failure in reading the Zionist tendencies towards the region, and they would contribute to endorsing the deal of the century and undermining the foundations of the Arab solidarity,” Hamas said.
“In light of this agreement — which would not have been made without the fragile position of the Arab League — we assert our condemnation and rejection of this Bahraini-American declaration and we consider it a new treacherous stab in the back of the Palestinian people, an act of betrayal against Palestine and Jerusalem, and a step in the opposite direction of the interests of Bahrain and the Arab and Muslim nations,” Hamas underlined.
The deal comes one month after the UAE and the Tel Aviv regime agreed to normalize ties under a US-brokered deal.
Bahrain will join Israel and the UAE for a signing ceremony at the White House hosted by Trump on September 15. The Israel-UAE ceremony will be attended by Netanyahu and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Following the announcement of the Israeli-Bahraini normalization deal, Palestine recalled its ambassador to Manama for consultations, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.
Munir al-Jaghoub, who heads Fatah’s Information Department in the Office of Mobilization and Organization, also slammed Friday’s normalization deal between Israel and Bahrain, lambasting Arab rulers for having attached their continued grip on power to the US administration.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement also deplored the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal announced by US President Donald Trump, stating that the agreement exhibits the Manama regime’s capitulation to Washington.
“The agreement reflects the US custody of Bahrain. The Bahraini and his government act upon US instructions and orders,” Dawood Shihab, a spokesman for the movement, said in an interview with Lebanon-based and Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network on Friday night.