Israel, Bahrain reach peace deal

Tel Aviv/Manama, September 12 : Israel & Bahrain have accepted to a peace settlement, brokered by this US, almost a mo after the previous approached a historical deal to normalise relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Fri.’s development (devt) makes Bahrain the 4th Arab country after Egypt, Jordan & the UAE to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, Xinhua press agency recorded.

Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu & US President Donald Trump accepted to the establishment of complete diplomatic relations between the 2 nations in a joint announcement.

The deal is awaited to normalize diplomatic, commercial, security & different relations between Israel & Bahrain, it stated.

“Our 2 nice friends Israel & the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the 2nd Arab nation to make peace with Israel in 30 days,” Trump stated in a tweet.

The King reiterated the necessity of approaching a fair & lasting peace between Israelis & Palestinians, on the basis of the two-state resolution.

“This is a new era of peace,” Netanyahu stated within the announcement. “These agreements come after yrs. of concerted work (5) behind the scenes.”

The announcement also stated that Bahrain would join the normalization settlement signing ceremony between Israel & the UAE planned on Sep 15 in the White Home.

The settlement with Bahrain & the recent 1 with the UAE are witnessed in the context of Trump’s push to enhance Israel’s Intl. standing & its position within the Middle East.

Meantime, the Islamic Hamas movement & the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) have slammed the development (devt).

Hazem Qassem, Hamas spokesperson in Gaza, informed Xinhua that the wave of Arab nations’ normalization with the Israel is part of the implementation of the provisions of the US’ so called “Deal of the Century”.

He added further that the Palestinian citizens mostly refuse this deal, that aims in removing the Palestinian cause.

“Joining the path of normalization by this UAE & afterwards by Bahrain makes them becomes partners with the US’ Deal of the Century, that is a evident aggression over our citizens,” Qassem stated.

The declaration of the settlement between Israel & the UAE on Aug 13 also sparked Palestinian outrage, & demonstrators burned the flags of the UAE across Palestinian territories.

2 days back, the state of Palestine failed to influence the Arab League’s Foreign Ministry to problem an announcement that condemns the normalization between the Arab nations & Israel.

Meantime, the PIJ stated in an announcement that the settlement between Israel & Bahrain “is a new daily episode within the show of betrayal to Palestine”.

“It’s a blatant coup over all Arab, domestic & Islamic constants of Palestine,” it stated.

“This treacherous settlement won’t undermine the Palestinian citizens’s rights & the justice of their own cause.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated that the deal between the UAE & Israel “is a stab within the Palestinians’ back”.