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Quds Day great opportunity to slam Bahrain-Israel normalization, reiterate call for Palestine liberation: Opposition

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Palestinian men burn the exed-out portraits of Bahraini monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, former US president Donald Trump and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a protest in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on September 12, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

A Bahraini opposition protest movement has described the forthcoming International Quds Day as a golden opportunity to denounce the Manama regime’s normalization of relations with the Tel Aviv regime and reiterate the call for the liberation of Palestinian territories from Israeli occupation.

The February 14 Youth Coalition — named after the date when a popular uprising against Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifah regime was born — called on people from all strata of Bahrain’s society as well as Arab and Muslim nations to hold rallies and mark the event, which falls on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan every year and is commemorated on May 7 this year.

The opposition movement stated that its supporters will stage demonstrations in commemoration of International Quds Day across Bahrain, where participants will brandish national Palestinian flags at the same time as setting fire to Israeli flags.

The demonstrators will also express solidarity with Bahraini political prisoners and the Palestinian cause.

“Whilst puppet and traitorous Arab regimes in the Persian Gulf region have normalized their relations with the Zionist regime by accepting the so-called deal of the century [crafted by former US president Donald Trump] and the opening of the Bahraini and UAE embassies in the Occupied Territories, Arab and Muslim nations across the world will mark International Quds Day to condemn such actions,” the February 14 Youth Coalition noted.

It underlined that Bahraini nationals and various political factions in the country must unite behind the main goal of the Muslim world, which is the Palestinian cause and the liberation of Jerusalem al-Quds.

Quds Day is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, who designated the day in solidarity with Palestinians.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed agreements with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani during an official ceremony hosted by former US president Donald Trump at the White House on September 15 last year.

Palestinians, who seek an independent state in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital, view the deals as a betrayal of their cause.

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