The legislative body gave its blessing to the legislation on Thursday—amid several regional states’ push to endear themselves to the occupying regime, Reuters reported.
“Approving the law is not only a victory for the Iraqi people but to the heroes in Palestine and [the resistance movement of] Hezbollah in Lebanon,” said Iraqi Shia lawmaker Hassan Salim.
The law had been proposed by influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Its passage cemented the Arab country’s invariable and age-old policy of refusing to recognize the occupying regime.
Back in 2020, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain entered United States-brokered so-called “peace deals” with the Israeli regime. Some other regional states, namely Sudan and Morocco, followed suit.
Other regional countries have also been fraternizing Israel, including Saudi Arabia, which received a visit by the regime’s former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in November 2020.
The Iraqi law took effect amid widespread reports pointing to the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region’s cooperation with the Israeli spy agency Mossad.
On Wednesday, Iraq’s resistance groups said the Kurdistan region’s prime minister Masrour Barzani was training armed militias with “Israeli support” to create chaos and disorder in the country.
The Coordination Committee of the Shia Resistance Axis, which represents Iraq’s resistance groups, warned Kurdistan authorities that their “malicious pursuit, and the fire they are trying to ignite, will come back on them and burn them before it hurts others, and they will only suffer disappointment and loss.”