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Sudan: Civilian lawmakers concerned by military's contacts with Israel's Mossad

Prime minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok in Sudan on 8 February 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]
Prime minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok in Sudan on 8 February 2021 [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

The head of Sudan's governing council, Abdel Fatah Al-Burhan, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok expressed their disapproval of the contacts between Israel and army Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemeti).

According to Israel's Walla news site, Burhan and Hamdok see contacts between Hameti and the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, as being against Sudan's legitimate civilian authorities, which reached a deal to normalise relations with the occupation state last year.

The concerns of the leaders of Sudan's transitional civilian authorities intensified after an Israeli private jet affiliated with Mossad landed in Khartoum last week, according to the American news website Axios. Mossad officials who were on board met with Hameti in Khartoum.

Since the beginning of the normalisation process, Hameti has tried to establish separate channels of communication with Israel, independently from the country's civilian authorities headed by Burhan and Hamdok.

Last August, Israeli media reported that Hameti met with Mossad officials, despite Burhan's objections, and that he has continued to communicate with the Israelis since.

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