News ID: 102478
Publish Date : 13 May 2022 - 22:34

GAZA (Dispatches) – Palestinian resistance groups have praised the Iraqi parliament’s approval of a law criminalizing normalization of ties with the Zionist regime in its first reading.
In a statement received by Quds Press, Hamas said, “The decision expresses the authenticity of the Iraqi people and their well-known positions throughout history in support of the Palestinian people and their just national cause.”
The movement welcomed all positions rejecting “the normalization of relations with our nation’s common enemy, which threatens its security, stability and capabilities.”
It called on “all parliaments in the Arab and Islamic world to follow this honorable measure and to pass similar laws prohibiting all forms of normalization with the usurping Zionist entity.”
The Islamic Jihad movement said in a statement that the bill, floated by the political bloc of Iraq’s influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, is a major step toward fighting the occupiers’ efforts to infiltrate into Arab nations.
It said the approval of the draft bill reflects the popular position of Iraq in support of the Palestinian people’s rights and their sanctities.
“We salute the Iraqi parliament for taking a decisive stance at an important juncture to prove that the free Iraqi people stand with Palestinians and the resistance and are against any normalization with the Zionist regime – the main enemy of all Islamic nations,” the Islamic Jihad said.
The Iraqi parliament held a session to discuss a proposal for a law prohibiting normalization with the Zionist occupation regime.
Iraq does not have any relations with the regime and the government and political forces refuse to normalize with it.
Back in September 2020, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed normalization deals with the regime. Morocco and Sudan later signed similar agreements with the regime as well.
The so-called Abraham Accords were pushed by the U.S. under former president Donald Trump.
Palestinians have denounced the normalization deals, describing them as a “stab in the back” and a “betrayal” to their cause.
Back in late November last year, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry reiterated Baghdad’s support for the Palestinian cause, stressing that the Arab country categorically rejects any normalization scheme with the regime.

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