Kuwaiti Parliamentary Panel Approves Bill to Block any Deal with Israel
The Kuwaiti parliament's Legal and Legislative Committee has approved a bill to prevent the Gulf Arab emirate from cutting any deal with the Jewish state, reported AFP, citing a local newspaper Sunday.
The bill, presented by Islamist and liberal MPs, bars Kuwait from "dealing and concluding accords with the Zionist entity," Al-Qabas was quoted as saying.
It needs the approval of parliament and the government, and must be signed by the emir to become law.
Kuwait has has not made any official contact with Israel.
Kuwaiti opposition groups last April launched a "Popular Congress for Struggle against Normalization with Israel" in the Gulf states.
In the UAE, the Gulf News reported Saturday that a "National Committee to Resist Normalization with Israel” will be set up in the UAE next month.
Abdullah Al Shamsi, general coordinator of the committee, said "the committee will operate as a non-government organization which aims to fight any form of social, economic or political cooperation with the Israeli enemy."
The committee will also "enhance the country's supporting stance toward the Palestinians in the occupied territories." -- Albawaba.com
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