Hamas Denounces Israel's Participation in Bahrain 'Maritime' Summit

Published October 21st, 2019 - 06:22 GMT
Members of Hamas's military wing pose in front of a M-75 rocket in Gaza. (AFP/ File Photo)
Members of Hamas's military wing pose in front of a M-75 rocket in Gaza. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Israel to attend US-led security meeting in Bahrain.

Palestinian resistance group Hamas has decried Israel's participation in a U.S.-led maritime security meeting in Bahrain.

Israel's Channel 13 reported that an Israeli delegation would attend the event, due to open in Manama on Sunday.

Israel and Bahrain do not have diplomatic relations.

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In a statement, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasim said attempts to "integrate the Israeli occupation into the region are doomed to fail".

He blamed the parties that "normalize relations with Israel for Israeli assaults on the Palestinian people and their holy sites".

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Oman are also expected to participate in the two-day summit, the main agenda of which will be the "Iranian threat in the Persian Gulf".

The maritime security meeting in Manama is a follow-up to the U.S.-led anti-Iran conference held in the Polish capital of Warsaw in February.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry did not deny the report, telling Channel 13 that the conference was "part of the Warsaw process".

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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