Selin ATAY-TDO- Bahrain's opposition groups have rejected the normalization deal with Israel signed by Bahraini government and a prominent Shia Muslim leader has made a call the people of the region to resist.
Muslim scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim said in a statement issued by Bahraini opposition party al-Wefaq, a group shared similar ideas with Qassim, he opposed normalization between Arab countries and Israel.
Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim said the both accords signed between Israel-UAE and Israel-Bahrain go against the will of the people.
Stating that there is a great divergence between the rulers and the ruled in terms of thought, mind, aims and interests, Qassim said that “Governments are experiencing a psychological defeat and want to impose it on the people, and the people have to resist this defeat."
A group of Bahraini political and civil society associations expressed their opposition to the normalization agreement in a joint statement. "What results from normalization will not enjoy popular backing, in line with what generations of Bahrainis have been brought up on in terms of adherence to the Palestinian cause," the statement said.
A Bahraini newspaper reported that the head of Bahrain's highest court has ordered judicial employees not to criticize government policy or express views that harm national unity.
According to a statement issued by Bahrain foreign ministry, the minister said that Palestinian rights remained a priority for the kingdom.