After Selling Its Sovereignty to Saudi Arabia & UAE, Bahrain Thinks Palestine Can be Sold Too

 Bahrain King kisses nose of Saudi monarch during visit to Saudi Arabia (archival)
Bahrain King kisses nose of Saudi monarch during visit to Saudi Arabia (archival)

2019-06-25 - 5:54 p

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The so-called deal of the century is based on an economic rather than political solution that is being pushed by the Gulf States supporting the deal. This US-Gulf settlement does not include a political solution or any discussion about the State of Palestine.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain think that it possible to liquidate the Palestinian cause through the financial subsidies provided by the Bahrain workshop to the Palestinians and the countries surrounding occupied Palestine.

According to circulated reports, the deal of the century includes a $50 billion grant split in half for the Palestinian Authority on one the hand and Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon on the other hand.

After successfully taking control over Bahrain, influencing the Egyptian decision-making and interfering in Libya through funding, Saudi Arabia and the UAE started to act based on their notion that all issues can be liquidated or settled financially.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) described the deal as "a bribe to accept Israeli occupation", stressing that finding a political solution is the only way to resolve the conflict.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is confident that the Bahrain conference will fail, adding: "We want economic support, money and aid, but the political solution must come first".

For its part, Hamas said it "refuses turning the Palestinian cause from a political issue into an economic one."

In contrast to the Palestinian position, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir called for welcoming the Bahrain economic conference.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are using Bahrain as a glove to cover its hand in the implementation of its partnership with the United States to pass the deal despite Palestinian objection.

It is clear that the economic sponsors of Bahrain, the least affluent country in the Gulf, are pushed it to host the donors' conference.

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, together with Kuwait, are supporting Manama financially to cope with the worsening public debt crisis. Bahrain has received some $15 billion from its neighbors since the eruption of the February 2011 popular uprising.

Troops from the two countries were brought into Bahrain in March 2011 to face protests that sought to put an end to the Al Khalifa ruling family's monopoly over power.

At the end of last year, Bahrain signed an agreement with the three Gulf states to carry out financial reforms that are monitored by a fund based in Abu Dhabi.

The Government of Bahrain's military and financial help needed to confront the demands of the Bahraini people contributed to weakening the Al Khalifa family's authority, which has abandoned its sovereignty to its wealthy neighbors.

The ruling family finds in the Bahrain workshop a favorable opportunity for Palestinians to get large sums of money in exchange for abandoning their legitimate state.

The Palestinian Authority and the other Palestinian factions voiced their rejection of the money-for-peace conference, hosted by Bahrain, noting that they will not relinquish sovereignty over Palestinian territory in exchange for a financial bribe.


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