Bahrain May Suspend Economic Relations With Israel

  • Publish date: Friday، 03 November 2023
Bahrain May Suspend Economic Relations With Israel

Bahrain has recalled its ambassador from Israel and the Kingdom has halted economic relationships with Israel, according to a statement shared on the website of Bahrain Parliament's House of Representatives.

The statement also affirmed that Bahrain had sent the Israeli ambassador back to Israel. 

The statement read as follows "The House of Representatives confirms that the Israeli ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain has left Bahrain, and the Kingdom of Bahrain decided to recall the Bahraini ambassador from Israel to the country. Economic relations with Israel have also been halted."

However, a move from Bahrain to sever diplomatic ties with the country has not yet been confirmed. 

Israel also denied these claims. A press release from the Israeli Foreign Minister stated "We would like to clarify that no notification or decision has been received from the Bahraini government or the Israeli government to recall the countries' ambassadors."

Bahrain formally established ties with Israel in 2020 as part of the Abraham Accords. 

No confirmation of the parliament's statement has been given by Bahrain’s state official news agency or the country's foreign ministry.

In light of recent events happening in Gaza, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. 

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa also called for peace in Gaza in a recent meeting in Abu Dhabi with UAE's President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. 

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