The Palestinian Authority has rejected the US-brokered agreement between Bahrain and Israel on the establishment of diplomatic relations, calling it a “betrayal” of the Palestinian cause.
“The Palestinian leadership strongly rejects and condemns the American-Bahraini-Israeli tripartite declaration on the normalization of relations between the occupying state of Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain, and considers it a betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian cause,” the statement read, as quoted by the Palestinian Authority’s news service WAFA.
The word “betrayal” was also featured in a comment of Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the special aide on international affairs at the Iranian parliament.
“Bahraini regime’s compromise w/ #Israel is a great betrayal to the Islamic cause & Palestinians. The imprudent leaders in UAE, #Bahrain must not pave the way for the Zionist schemes. They should learn lessons from history. Tomorrow is late! The US lifeline has worn out for years,” Abdollahian wrote on Twitter.
Bahrain has now become the fourth Arab country to recognize Israel.