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Bahraini protestors chant "Death to the US! Death to Israel!" in response to normalizing relations with Israel

Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page



Posted text: “Demonstrations in Manama, [the capital of Bahrain,] condemning the normalization agreement with the occupation state (refers to Israel-Bahrain peace deal; see note below –Ed.).

Last night [Sept. 12, 2020], a mass demonstration passed through the center of Manama, the capital of Bahrain, condemning the Bahraini normalization agreement with the Israeli occupation state under American auspices.

The participants waved Palestinian flags while repeating calls condemning the normalization. They described the agreement as ‘a crime and betrayal of Palestine and blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.’”



Demonstrators: “Death to the US! Death to the US! Death to the US! Death to Israel! Death to Israel! Death to Israel! Death to Israel!”



Israeli peace agreements with the UAE and Bahrain – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Abraham Accords, was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Following the UAE, Bahrain signed a similar peace agreement with Israel, as was announced on Sept. 11, 2020. Pursuant to the Abraham Accords, Israel and the UAE will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”