Bahrain refrained from voting for UN motion condemning Israel’s violations

      Published on Saturday, 27 March , 2021      438      
Bahrain refrained from voting for UN motion condemning Israel’s violations

  • Bahrain News

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.




Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Al-Mayadeen TV channel naming Bahrain as the Arab country that did not vote, as it did not attend the voting session.

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.”

The Bahraini absence angered Palestinians, who did not receive justification of this measure from the Bahraini mission in Geneva.

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.


Category Bahrain News, Government | 2021/03/27 latest update at 7:00 PM
Source : MEMO | Photocredit : Google
439
Comments Add comment



Gulf Media

Related Articles

The editorial staff of Bahrain Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Bahrain and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Bahrain Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Bahrain, the Gulf and the world.