IQNA

8:53 - November 24, 2020
News ID: 3473209
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Islamic Amal movement of Lebanon condemned a recent secret visit to Saudi Arabia by the Israeli prime minister.

 

In a statement released on Monday, the movement described the development as “dangerous”, adding that Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip and his meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a treason to Arab and Muslim nations, al-Kalima Online website reported.

It added that Muslim nations should be vigilant in the face of acts of betrayal by certain regimes.

The statement also underlined the need for unity against such plots and moves aimed at normalizing ties with the Zionist regime.

The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement also denounced Netanyahu’s secret flight to Saudi Arabia, where he reportedly met with bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling the move an “insult” to the Palestinian cause.

 

Lebanese Movement Slams Netanyahu’s Trip to Saudi Arabia  

 

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri described the Israeli premier's meeting, which was reportedly held in Neom on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, as “dangerous” and urged Saudi authorities to “clarify what happened because this represents an insult to the nation and the squandering of Palestinian rights.”

A member of Netanyahu’s cabinet and Likud party on Monday confirmed reports that Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with the kingdom’s de facto ruler and the US secretary of state.

Earlier in the day, Israel’s Kan public radio and Army Radio said Mossad chief Yossi Cohen also attended the meeting.

Sunday’s meeting marked the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials, amid attempts by Pompeo to coax the Riyadh regime to follow its neighbors, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in establishing formal diplomatic relations with Israel.

 

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