Media reports revealed that the Zionist entity bought an island in the tiny Gulf State of Bahrain, drawing outrage from Bahrainis and activists on social media.
Zionist TV7 reported that Israeli company Himnota which is owned by the Jewish National Fund in the occupied Zionist entity bought a private island with an area of 9,554 square meters in Bahrain for US $21.5 million in an auction put forward by the Arab Auction Company. The TV channel confirmed that the island is residential and suitable for investment projects of a special nature.
Although, the TV channel immediately deleted the report without clarification, it sparked anger and outrage among Bahraini activists and social media users who expressed concerns that the sale is a prelude to the occupation of another Arab territory. ‘’Reports emerging that Zionist has bought an island in Bahrain – best described as colonial expansion – from a foreign ruling family that occupied Bahrain violently and has been ruling it violently since’’, Bahraini human rights activist Mariam Alkhawaja said in a tweet.
Bahrainis believe that the al-Khalifi regime’s rush to strengthen its relations with the occupying power has cut across the normal normalization to reach the open security and military partnership, as the relations between Bahrain and the Zionist entity did not start with the normalization agreements called Abraham in September 2020, but started decades earlier.