Kuwait parliament urges laws prohibiting normalisation with Israel
The request called for urgent consideration by the council of proposed amendments to Law 21 of 1964 concerning the Unified Boycott (of Israel) Law.
The Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, Marzouq Al-Ghanim, and 18 deputies, have submitted a request for urgent examination on the draft laws that had been submitted regarding the boycott of Israel and the banning of normalization.
These moves came after the advisor of the US president and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, criticized Kuwait’s position on the normalization with Israel and solidarity with the Palestinians.
Deputy Muhammad Al-Dalal said: “The Speaker of the National Assembly, a number of deputies, and I, have submitted a request to speed up the approval of these proposals to the council.”
The request called for urgent consideration by the council of proposed amendments to Law 21 of 1964 concerning the Unified Boycott (of Israel) Law concerning the prohibition of normalizing relations with Israel.
Earlier on Tuesday, thirty-seven Kuwaiti lawmakers called on their government to reject a normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In a statement, the members of parliament affirmed their solidarity with the Palestinian people, “recalling the parliament’s stable and continuous position against normalization with Israel in all its forms”.
“The crimes of the Zionist occupation cannot be removed by normalization from the souls of our children,” the statement said.
The statement referred to the incursions of Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli attempts to Judaize the holy city.
The Muslim Brotherhood movement is very strong in Kuwait, and the state has very strong ties with the Palestinians, according to Middle East expert Michael Barak.
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