The Bahranian Parliament has confirmed that return of their ambassador to Israel and the ejection of the Israeli ambassador. They also announced the severing of economic ties, albeit temporarily. The announcement reads below:
“The House of Representatives confirms that the Israeli ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain has left Bahrain, and the Kingdom of Bahrain decided to return the Bahraini ambassador from Israel to the country. Economic relations with Israel have also been halted. This comes as confirmation of the firm historical Bahraini position in support of the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the brotherly Palestinian people that he announced. His Majesty the King at all conferences and events.
The Council affirms that the continuation of war and military operations, and the continuing Israeli escalation in light of the lack of respect for international humanitarian law, prompts the Council to demand more decisions and measures that preserve the lives and lives of innocent people and civilians in Gaza and all Palestinian areas.
His Excellency the Speaker of the House of Representatives expressed his pride and pride in the keenness and interest given by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the country, may God protect him and protect him, to support the Palestinian cause, and his firm and unwavering position, and the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Eastern, in accordance with international resolutions.”
Relations have existed between Bahrain and Israel since Bahrain achieved its independence in 1971. In recent years, relations between the two countries have been thawing, and the countries agreed to establish diplomatic relations in September 2020.