Sudanese Parties Reject Transitional Govt’s Normalization With Israel

Popular Congress Party: Sudanese not obligated to accept deal

Friday’s joint statement normalizing Sudanese ties with Israel is not sitting well with many people and political blocs within Sudan, who see this transitional government as having gone behind their backs to make an unpopular deal.

Dozens of Sundanese protested against the move in the capital. The Popular Congress Party, an influential bloc member, said the public is being isolated and marginalized by the “secret deals” and that they are not bound by that.

Former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi condemned the deal, saying it contradicts national laws and is hurting the peace process. Concern about where this puts Sudan with the Palestinians seems to be a significant issue.

A number of parties reportedly threatened to withdraw support from the transitional government if this deal was agreed to, and intend to do so now that it has happened. The leader of one of those parties, the Sudanese Ba’ath  Party, said he believes the deal was a “big mistake.”

Author: Jason Ditz

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