Bahrain’s government has suspended flights to Israel in the wake of their ambassador’s recall from Tel Aviv.
Regular passenger flights on the Manama-Tel Aviv route have been halted for several weeks.
Bahrain’s legislative body is demanding the protection of Gaza residents who are enduring “ongoing Israeli aggression.”
On Thursday, November 2, Bahrain’s leadership decided to recall their ambassador from Israel and suspend economic relations with the Jewish state in protest of Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip. The Kingdom’s parliamentary assembly noted that this move reaffirms Bahrain’s unwavering historical support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
A day prior, the recall of the Israeli ambassador was also announced by Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The head of the ministry, Ayman al-Safadi, indicated that the ambassador would return only once the hostilities and humanitarian crisis in Gaza come to an end. Similar actions were taken by Chilean President Gabriel Boric and Colombian authorities.
On October 31, Bolivia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Freddy Mamani, stated that the country had severed diplomatic relations with Israel.
Lufthansa has decided not to resume regular flights to Israel from October 14, citing the ongoing escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.