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Manama: Anti-Israel protests erupted in Bahrain on Friday, the day after Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited the opening of the Tel Aviv embassy in the country.
Police fired tear gas during one of the protests, part of sporadic protests in the tiny Gulf state.
The demonstrators marched, waving Palestinian and Bahraini flags, chanting “Death to Israel” and “No to the Israeli Embassy in Islamic Bahrain.” There were no reports of arrests.
Lapid’s visit, Thursday, came a year after Bahrain normalized relations with Israel, in violation of decades of Arab consensus not to establish relations with the Jewish state in the absence of a solution to the Palestinian issue.
The UAE, Sudan and Morocco established relations with Israel in a series of US-brokered agreements known as the Abraham Accords.