ALBAWABA - Bahrainis have taken to the streets, protesting against a planned visit by Israeli President Isaac Herzog.
Ahead of Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Bahrain, demonstrators take to the streets to protest normalization, chanting "Death to Israel," "Death to America." pic.twitter.com/D0FxxUTLb0— The Cradle (@TheCradleMedia) December 3, 2022
Herzog is scheduled to start a state visit to Bahrain on Sunday, on the first leg of a tour that will also take him to the United Arab Emirates. He is invited by Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa al Khalifa.
The protesters chanted “death to Israel” in rallies on Friday called for by opposition groups and pro-democracy campaigners. The protests were held under the slogan: “Normalization is treason,” according to Press TV.
Protests in Bahrain against Israeli President Herzog's upcoming visit to the Gulf state. pic.twitter.com/0vJO3xyBpc— Joe Truzman (@JoeTruzman) December 4, 2022
Protests broke out countrywide, and news on various events splashed the pages of social media.
#Bahrain | Ahead of Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Bahrain, demonstrators take to the streets to protest normalization, chanting "Death to Israel," "Death to America." The Cradle News..... pic.twitter.com/3tkDg9KEkD— Suat Kılıçtaş (@Suatklcts) December 3, 2022
Videos exposed the extent of opposition against the Israeli president's visit, underscoring the differing position of Bahrainis from that of their government, which like other Gulf Arab states, is seeking normal relations with Israel. Bahrainis and many other Arabs, however, are opposed to normalizing ties with Israel before it reaches a final peace deal with the Palestinians, ending the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and recognizing the Palestinians' right to self-determination and statehood.
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