Zionist Puppet Bahraini Leader Reveals Al-Khalifa’s Close Ties with Occupation Regime, Obedience to Riyadh
“The Bahraini king and crown prince have met with the Israeli army and government officials, including the former president Shimon Perez,” Sheikh Abdullah Saleh, the deputy secretary general of Bahrain’s Islamic Action Society, told FNA on Monday.
“The Bahraini regime receives advice with the Israeli regime and it has exchanged advisors with the Quds Occupying regime,” he added.
Sheikh Saleh also referred to Manama relations with Riyadh, and said, “Since al-Saud occupied Bahrain in 2011, all decisions in Bahrain are taken by the Saudis and the Bahraini king travels to Saudi Arabia for coordination on every issue and acts upon the Saudis’ orders.”
Thousands of anti-regime protesters have been holding demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.
They are demanding that the Al-Khalifah dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.
Manama has gone to great lengths to clamp down on any sign of dissent. On March 14, 2011, troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were deployed to assist Bahrain in its crackdown.
Scores of people have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries or got arrested as a result of the Al-Khalifah regime’s crackdown.
On March 5, 2017, Bahrain’s parliament approved the trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide.
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifah ratified the constitutional amendment a month later.