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Palestinians express anger over Sudanese official’s statements supporting bilateral ties with Israel as “harmful”

Headline: “Palestinian anger over the statements of the Sudanese minister of ‘normalization’”
“The Palestinian factions condemned the harmful statements of Sudanese Minister of Investment Mubarak Al-Mahdi against the Palestinian people today, Thursday [Aug. 24, 2017].
Al-Mahdi supported establishing ties between his country and Israel, and normalizing the bilateral ties between them, during an interview with a Sudanese satellite [TV] station. He explained that he does not see any obstacle to having normalization with Israel, and claimed that ‘ The Palestinians have sold their lands and scorn the Sudanese in the Gulf states.’
He also claimed that ‘The Palestinian cause has held the Arab world back greatly,’ and that ‘Some of the Arab regimes have used it as an excuse and trafficked in it.’”

In an interview with Sudania 24 TV on Aug. 20, 2017, Sudanese Minister of Investment Mubarak Al-Mahdi said: “There is no problem normalizing relations with Israel; the Palestinians normalized relations with Israel, even Hamas is talking to Israel. The Palestinians receive tax money from Israel and electricity from Israel. The Palestinians sit with Israel and talk to Israel. They have disputes but they sit with them.” He also stated that: “The Arab countries trafficked in the Palestinian issue for domestic purposes The Palestinian issue has held back the Arab world and Arab regimes are taking advantage of it to oppress their own peoples in the name of the struggle for Palestine.” [Haaretz, Aug. 22, 2017]