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PFLP condemns Sudan's repeal of Israel boycott law

Sudanese demonstrators stem on an Israeli flag in Khartoum, on January 17, 2021 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images]
Sudanese demonstrators stem on an Israeli flag in Khartoum, on January 17, 2021 [ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images]

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) strongly condemned the Sudanese Sovereignty Council's decision to fully repeal a 1958 law on boycotting the Israeli occupation state.

In a statement, the PFLP said: "This is a new fall for the Sudanese authority in the trap of normalisation of ties with the Israeli occupation."

On Monday, the Sudanese Sovereign Council, in a joint meeting with the Cabinet, annulled the law which had forbidden diplomatic and economic ties with Israel.

Early this month, Sudan's Cabinet voted to repeal the law but the move needed approval from both ruling partners in the country – the Sudanese Sovereign Council and the Cabinet, which together serve as Sudan's interim legislative body.

While Sudan's civilian authorities have maintained that the decision to initiate relations with Israel would be left to the yet-to-be-formed transitional parliament, this measure is seen as a step that could pave the way for official visits and further diplomatic ties.

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The PFLP said that such decisions do not represent the mainstream Sudanese people who have supported the Palestinian people and their rights and those who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Palestinian cause.

"The retention of rapprochement with the Zionist enemy will reinforce the Zionist interference in the internal Sudanese affairs," the PFLP said.

It added: "Such a measure is considered a legalisation of the crimes carried out by the Zionist occupation against the Palestinian people."

It called on the Sudanese people, syndicates, and unions to take to the streets to express their opposition to the normalisation of ties with the Israeli occupation and return Sudan to being "the spearhead of resistance against the Zionist enemy."

A growing number of countries in the MENA region are normalising ties with Israel - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

A growing number of countries in the MENA region are normalising ties with Israel – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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