Bahraini Protesters Chant 'Death to Israel' Prior to Herzog's Visit

Bahraini Protesters Chant 'Death to Israel' Prior to Herzog's Visit

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – People in Bahrain took to the streets in protest at the upcoming trip by the Israeli president, Isaac Herzog, to their country.

The protesters gathered in several areas of Bahrain on Friday, chanting death to Israel.

They also carried signs with Herzog’s image, calling him criminal.

Opposition activists launched a campaign on social media too, speaking out against normalization with Israel.

Herzog is set to arrive in Bahrain on Sunday. He will be the first Israeli regime president to visit the Arab country.

A Thursday report from Israel’s Channel 12 said the Shin Bet had decided to boost Herzog’s security detail for the trip following an online social media campaign from Bahraini opposition activists.

One of the activist posts against Herzog said, “All normalization is an act of treason. Do not come.”

Herzog is slated to take off for the visit on Sunday at the invitation of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Bahrain, along with the UAE and Morocco, normalized ties with the regime in 2020 under a US-backed deal.

The move sparked Muslims’ anger, who called it a betrayal to the Palestinian cause.

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