The Palestinian Authority has denounced Sudan for normalizing relations with Israel saying that the move is nothing but a “new stab in the back for them”.
“Sudan’s joining others who normalized ties with the state of the Israeli occupation represents a new stab in the back of the Palestinian people and a betrayal of the just Palestinian cause,” said PA spokesman Wasel Abu Youssef.
Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Sudan the third Arab country to end hostilities with the Jewish state in the past two months.
US President Donald Trump sealed the agreement in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok as well as Transitional Council Head Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, according to senior White House officials. As part of the agreement, Trump moved to take Sudan off a US government list of countries promoting terrorism.
Delegations from each country are set to meet in the coming weeks to negotiate the specifics of the agreements in spheres such as agriculture technology, aviation, migration issues, and other political areas.
Sudan is the third Arab country to have taken steps toward normalizing relations with Israel, following similar US-brokered moves in recent weeks by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Earlier, two other countries set aside hostilities with the Jewish state – Egypt, and Jordan.