The government of Mauritania is recalling its ambassador from Israel amid the war in Gaza Strip. Mauritania is one of only three Arab League countries to have diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
According to the AP, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Babah Ould Sidi Abdalla said on Monday that Mauritania's ambassador in Tel Aviv had been ordered to return "for consultations".
On Sunday, security forces fired tear gas to disperse people in Mauritania's capital who were protesting the incursion into Gaza. At least 10 civilians and several riot police were injured and hospitalised.