Bahrain’s parliament recently made an announcement stating that they have decided to recall their ambassador from Israel and cut all ties with the country as a form of protest against the conflict in Gaza.
This move reflects a growing opposition among nations that have normalized relations with Israel, where activists are calling for the reversal of agreements that formalize these ties.
In 2020 Bahrain formally established relations with Israel as part of the Abraham Accords, which also involved the UAE and Morocco.
The statement released by Bahrain’s parliament on its website confirmed that the Israeli ambassador has already left Bahrain while Bahrain itself has chosen to recall its ambassador from Israel and halt all relations between the two countries.
The statement strongly contains Bahrain’s support for the cause and its commitment to upholding the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
It should be noted that there has been no confirmation from the government regarding this recall or suspension of economic ties.
On Israel’s side, they maintain that their relationship with Bahrain remains “stable” and no notification or decision regarding ambassadors returning has been received from the government. This contradicts what was claimed by the Bahraini parliament about the departure of the ambassador from their country.
The current situation in the Middle East is still quite tense as the ongoing conflict in Gaza has resulted in a number of casualties and has raised concerns on a scale.
Bahrain’s actions reflect the growing pressure on Arab countries that have normalized relations with Israel to reevaluate their ties in light of the current conflict.