Bahrain Expels Israeli Ambassador, Cuts Economic Ties with Tel Aviv

The King of Kingdom of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. (Photo: Ministry of External Affairs, via Wikimedia Commons)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Bahrain said on Thursday it expelled the Israeli ambassador to Manama and recalled its envoy from Tel Aviv, citing the Israeli war on Gaza.

In a statement, the Bahraini parliament said the moves were part of measures taken in support of “the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people”.

“We confirm the departure of the Israeli ambassador to the country, the return of the Bahrain ambassador from Israel, and the cessation of economic relations,” the statement read.

In September 2020, Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalize relations with Israel as part of the so-called Abraham Accord.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 9,061 Palestinians in Gaza, including nearly 4,000 children, and wounded more than 32,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. My gratitude, and respect for the country ofColombia for kicking the Israeli ambassador and more importantly cutting relations with Israel. Doesn’t this country shame the Arab countries and their leaders? What a shame!

  2. I am sure this is all public relations talk and action from Bahrain. As a country already in bed with Israel via the so-called Abraham Accords, even Israel knows that Bahrain has to make a show of its disapproval to the wider Arab world and as a tool to assuage its Shia population. A temporary detour. And let’s not forget, Bahrain is home to the US Fifth Fleet of the navy.

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