Bahrain was the first-ever Arab state to not vote for the UNHRC motion condemning Israeli violations against Palestinians in the occupied territories, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported on Wednesday.
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The motion was put for voting at the UNHRC on Tuesday evening, with 32 states voting for it out of 47, including European Union countries that have repeatedly abstained or have not attended sessions in order to avoid voting against Israel.
“However,” Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Al-Mayadeen stating: “The surprise was the absence of Bahrain which had always attended such sessions.”
It is worth noting that Bahrain signed a deal to normalise ties with Israel on 15 September, 2020, along with the United Arab Emirates at the White House. It also signed a deal to start full diplomatic relations with Israel on 18 October, 2020.
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