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Palestinians expel Bahraini delegation from Al-Aqsa

Palestinians return to Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers on 4 August 2017 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Al-Aqsa guards expelled yesterday a Bahraini delegation from the mosque’s holy site, local sources reported.

The sources added that the move came as the Bahraini delegation was reported to have visited the Jewish state to “normalise and strengthen ties with Israel” and to deliver “message of peace and brotherhood to Israel.”

The Bahraini delegation, which arrived in Israel today in a four-day visit for talks with Israeli officials, was sent upon orders from the Bahraini King, Hamad in Isa Al Khalifa.

The 24-official delegation includes Bahraini religious figures as well as activists from the “This is Bahrain” party.

The visit, which was the first by a Gulf country, came days after the US President Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s new capital.

Reports: Bahraini delegation visits Israel

Last week, Trump announced his decision – despite widespread opposition across the Middle East – to formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s new capital and to move the US embassy into the holy city.

World leaders, from Europe to the Middle East to Australia, slammed the decision as a “unilateral and outside the vision of a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” warning of “heightened tensions or even violence across the Middle East.”

US embassy might be moved to Jerusalem – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

 

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  • WorldObserver

    Devils in veil – Saudi and Emirati delegation should be welcomed with shoes at the entrance of Al Aqsa. These are Munafikun.

    • MENACHEM BEGIN

      The Bahraini dogs will surely follow orders from their master, MBS.

      • WorldObserver

        Hope their fate be like Saddam and Gaddafi. God willing.

  • KOKOU AZIABA

    This type of behaviour can only complicates the peace process

    • Zaphod Braden

      There IS NO PEACE PROCESS …. The Jews worship a WAR GOD,
      * “As for the Arab refugees, he (Ben Gurion) was quite emphatic: ‘We must do everything to ensure they never do return’.”
      —David Ben Gurion, 1948, from his diary 18 July 1948 (Quoted by Michael Bar Zohar in The Armed Prophet, p. 157).
      * “The Zionist version of the Palestinian exodus is a myth manufactured after the cataclysm took place. If the Zionists could show that the refugees had really fled without cause, at the express instructions of their own politicians, they would greatly erode the world’s sympathy for their plight — and, in consequence, the pressure on themselves to allow them to return. Thus in public speeches and scholarly-looking pamphlets they peddled this myth the world over. It was not until 1959 that the Palestinian scholar Walid Khalidi, exposed it for what it is. His painstaking researches were independently corroborated by an Irish scholar, Erskine Childers, two years later. Together, they demonstrated that the myth was not just a gross misrepresentation of accepted or even plausible facts; the very ‘facts’ themselves had been invented. Orders for the evacuation of the civilian population had not simply been issued, the Zionists said, they had been broadcast over Arab radio stations. One had come from the Mufti himself. This was the cornerstone of the Zionist case. Yet when these two scholars took the trouble to examine the record — to go through the specially opened archives of Arab governments, contemporary Arabic newspapers and the radio monitoring reports of both the BBC and the CIA — they found that no such orders had been issued, let alone broadcast, and that when challenged to produce chapter-and-verse evidence, the date and origin of just one such order, the Zionists, with all the apparatus of the State of Israel now at their disposal, were quite unable to do so. They found, on the contrary, that Arab and Palestinian authorities had repeatedly called on the people to stay put and the Arab radio services had consistently belittled the true extent of Zionist atrocities.”
      —David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch, Faber, 1977, pp. 136-7.

      “It is often said that the Arabs fled, that they left the country voluntarily, and that they therefore bear the responsibility for losing their property and their land. It is true that in history there are some instances — in Rome and in France during the Revolutions when enemies of the state were proscribed and their property confiscated. But in general international law, the principle holds true that no citizen loses his property or his rights of citizenship; and the citizenship right is de facto a right to which the Arabs in Israel have much more legitimacy than the [European] Jews. Just because the Arabs fled? Since when is that punishable by confiscation of property and by being barred from returning to the land on which a people’s forefathers have lived for generations? Thus, the claim of the Jews to the land of Israel cannot be a realistic political claim. If all nations would suddenly claim territories in which their forefathers had lived two thousand years ago, this world would be a madhouse. … I believe that, politically speaking, there is only one solution for Israel, namely, the unilateral acknowledgement of the obligation of the State towards the Arabs — not to use it as a bargaining point, but to acknowledge the complete moral obligation of the Israeli State to its former inhabitants of Palestine.”

      – Eric Fromm. Jewish Newsletter [New York] (19 May 1959); quoted in Prophets in Babylon (1980) by Marion Woolfson, p.

      • KOKOU AZIABA

        Which god are you worshiping/. What is happening there is biblical not political; are you telling me that jews have to return t

        • KOKOU AZIABA

          Are you saying that jews also will have the right to return to Arab countries where they were expelled

        • Zaphod Braden

          “It’s a trick, we always use it. In Europe when someone criticizes Israel we bring up the Holocaust. In America when someone criticizes Israel we call them anti-Semitic.” – Shulamit Aloni – Former Israeli Minister on manipulating critics of Israel