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October 01, 2021 – 19:10
Anti-Israel protests erupted in Bahrain on Friday, a day after the visit of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to open an embassy for the Jewish state 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 on Thursday came a year after Bahrain normalized relations with Israel, in violation of decades of Arab consensus about not establishing relations with the Jewish state in the absence of a solution to the Palestinian issue.
The UAE, Sudan, and Morocco also established relations with Israel in a series of US-brokered agreements known as the “Abraham Accords”.