Dozens of Sudanese protesters burned the Israeli flag during a rally against Khartoum’s recent signing of a deal on normalizing relations with the Jewish state.
Demonstrators gathered outside the cabinet offices in Khartoum, chanting anti-Israel slogans and carrying banners reading, “normalization is betrayal” and “normalization is a crime.”
On January 6, Sudan and the United States signed an accord that paves the way for normalizing ties with Israel, making it the third Arab country to sign the “Abraham Accords.”
Washington and Khartoum inked the “Abraham Accords,” bringing forward a process of normalization of Sudan’s ties with Israel.
The protesters who said they belonged to an anti-normalisation group, also carried banners reading “down with Abraham accords” and “Abraham Accords are American blackmail in exchange for submission.”
The accord is the fruit of efforts by Sudan’s transitional government, which took over power after the April 2019 removal of president Omar al-Bashir, to forge closer ties with the US government.
Sudan signed the accords less than a month after Washington removed Khartoum from its “state sponsors of terrorism” blacklist.