Oct 27, 2020 09:07 UTC
  • Hamas denounces Sudan’s normalization with Israel

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has denounced Sudan for its decision to follow suit amid normalization of relations between certain Persian Gulf Arab countries and the Israeli regime.

Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau, said on Monday that Sudan’s deal was “a political aberration that reflects the nature of the schism between the [Arab] rulers and the nation’s conscience and history.”

The Hamas official said the deal does not reflect the Sudanese nation’s historical standing with regard to the Palestinian cause.

“The regional map is drawn only by the peoples who are adherent to their constants and our inalienable rights in Palestine and refuse to recognize the usurping Zionist entity that will not have a future at the expense of our people’s rights on their homeland Palestine.”

On Friday, US President Donald Trump said Israel and Sudan had opened economic ties as a pathway toward normalized relations.

He announced the deal in the Oval Office while on a conference call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and its Sovereign Council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

As part of the agreement, Trump took steps to remove Sudan from a US government list of countries promoting terrorism.’

The streets of Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, have hosted crowds of angry people protesting the deal and urging General Burhan to reverse track.

Some Sudanese political parties have also lined up to declare their outright rejection of the agreement.