Sudanese parties reject normalization with 'Israel'
The Broad Islamic Current draws attention to the countries around Sudan that normalized ties with "Israel", and the humiliating paths they harvested.
Sudanese parties have expressed their rejection of the Sudanese government's move forward towards normalizing relations with "Israel".
The Broad Islamic Current, a movement composed of 10 Sudanese Islamic parties, condemned this step in an official statement, expressing the Sudanese astonishment at the news of the Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen's visit to Khartoum on Thursday.
Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council in Sudan, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, received Eli Cohen in Khartoum, where the two discussed "ways to establish fruitful relations" and "prospects of cooperation" in various areas such as security and energy, according to a statement by the sovereign council of Sudan.
The statement indicated that Thursday's meeting was not the first held by the Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan with the occupation. In 2020, he met Netanyahu in the Ugandan city of Entebbe, and later again after they allowed the Mossad delegation visiting Khartoum to visit and inspect the Defense Industries System.
Cohen said on Thursday that Sudan had agreed to "move forward" towards normalizing ties with "Israel".
Israeli media reported on Wednesday that Sudan is on its way toward officially signing the normalization agreements with the Israeli occupation, more commonly known as the "Abraham Accords", claiming that this was another feat for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In response to a question about whether Sudan was on the way to joining the normalization agreements now and officially, Israeli KAN public broadcaster political commentator Gili Cohen said "yes", "it is expected that the matter will be official, and Sudan is on the way to officially join the normalization agreements."
"This issue was raised in talks between US State Secretary Antony Blinken here in Israel, and in previous meetings that American officials held with the political leadership in Israel, from Netanyahu to President Herzog, Foreign Minister Cohen, and other officials," Cohen explained.
"Israel and the United States are also interested in expanding the normalization agreements, but in this case, Sudan announced that it intended to join the agreement, though there was no official signature. That was obstructed by the lengthy negotiations with the United States and the lack of stability in Sudan," she stressed.
On October 23, 2020, the White House announced that "Israel" and Sudan had agreed to normalize relations between them. Later, Sudan was removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism by Washington. Although Sudan announced its accession to the normalization agreements, it has not yet officially signed them.
An Israeli report revealed that talks were held by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken with Israeli politicians, stating that "Sudan is moving forward toward normalization."
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The broad Islamic Current expressed its astonishment at the army chief's audacity, who does not carry any mandate authorizing him to act challengingly on critical issues that no party has the right to decide without a popular mandate.
The Current announced its affirmation of rejecting any relationship with "Israel" in light of its occupation of Palestine territories and desecration of Muslim sanctities. It also rejected what is happening now in terms of complications in the Sudanese political scene, making clear that such complications were made specifically to pass these corrupt deals.
It also drew attention to the other countries around Sudan, which normalized ties with "Israel", saying that "they have reaped nothing but wildfire."
Warning the ruling transitional power
The Current appealed to the Sudanese people to reject the de facto policy behind which are parties and countries that seek to bring Sudan to its knees by weakening it and bringing it into the fold of humiliating normalization by force.
The Current also warned the ruling transitional authority, which it described as lacking in mandate, against proceeding on this losing path and selling out the will of an entire people yearning for freedom, dignity, and a decent life.
Sudanese Professionals Association rejecting normalization
Meanwhile, the official spokesperson for the Sudanese Professionals Association, Al-Waleed Ali, refuted to normalize relations between the Transitional Council in Sudan and "Israel".
In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Ali confirmed that Al-Burhan was "the head of an authoritarian council who resorted to external parties in order to support his tyranny."
He then added, "The Burhan regime is unacceptable among the Sudanese," pointing out that "his regime is reeling".
The military leaders in charge in Sudan, currently undergoing various economic, security, and political crises, are counting on normalization with the Israeli occupation as a means of solving the issues ravaging the country. However, it is clear that the various calamities affecting the country are too deep and complex to be solved by a normalization agreement. Additionally, the enmity that the Sudanese people have for the Israeli occupation would render the political normalization agreement useless on the ground.