In a new step that paves the way for full normalization with the occupation, the Sudanese cabinet announced today, Tuesday, the abolition of the boycott of “Israel” law.
The head of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said on September 23 that he had held talks with US officials. In the Emirates, I tackled the issues of “Arab peace with Israel.”
According to Israeli and American media reports, it said at the time that Khartoum agreed to normalize its relations with the Israeli occupation, on condition. That Sudan be removed from the terrorism list, and that it obtains American aid.
The boycott of Israel law in Sudan
The boycott of Israel law, which was enacted in Sudan in 1958, prohibits any person from entering into mediation or an agreement with bodies or persons. Residing in Israel, or knowing that they belong to it or are working for it.
Sudanese law criminalizes dealing with any national and foreign company or establishment that has interests, branches, or public agencies in Israel.
The law also prohibits entry, exchange, or trade in Israeli goods, goods and products transported into Sudan, regardless of whether they are imported from them. Directly or indirectly.
The Sudanese boycott of Israel law provides for the prohibition of all “goods and commodities made in Israel or that are used in their manufacture or processing. Any part manufactured in it, regardless of its percentage, is a prohibited product. ”
The repealed Sudanese law obliges all importers in the country to present a certificate of origin for imported goods upon submitting an import license application. Or at the time specified by the Minister of Finance.
The certificate indicates the name of the country in which these goods were manufactured and whether any Israeli products were included in their manufacture.
In addition, the Sudanese boycott law punishes all violators of its provisions with imprisonment for periods that may reach ten years.
Sudan normalizes with Israel
In October 2020, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, better known as. Hemeti praised “official relations with Israel,” because of its interests that serve Sudan.
Hemedti’s comment was not at all surprising in Sudanese circles.
As it has always been believed by officers in the armed forces that their country should seek the economic gains that Egypt has achieved. Access to it after the normalization of its relationship with Israel in 1979.
Sudanese officials invoke this position that Sudan suffered from “the rigid position against and boycott of Israel, which was adopted by the president. Deposed Omar al-Bashir, who continued to rule for a long time.
“Israel” reacted with these Sudanese steps and shortly after the announcement of the agreement with Sudan.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country would send food aid worth 5 million dollars to Sudan.
In addition, the two countries will hold bilateral talks within weeks to discuss concluding deals in various fields along the lines of agreements. The Emiratis in areas such as agriculture, aviation, immigration and trade, according to the Sudanese foreign minister in charge.
UAE pressure to pass normalization
Since the ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, the UAE has significantly entrenched its influence and put pressure on the leadership. The military there is opening up with “Israel”.
The UAE organized a secret meeting in February in Uganda, which brought together General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Sovereign Council in Sudan. And between Netanyahu, the head of the occupation government.
This meeting, which was held in the Ugandan city of Entebbe, is considered one of the first steps towards normalization between Sudan and Israel, according to Israeli officials.
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