Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel are worried they will be kicked out once the normalisation agreement between the 2 countries is signed, though some hope their presence will be seen as an advantage.
Technically at war with Israel for decades, Sudan, last Friday, became the 3rd Arab country this year to announce it is normalising ties with Israel, following the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
While the agreement still needs approval from Sudan’s yet-to-be formed legislative council, Sudanese political parties did not welcome it.
Sudan’s former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi slammed the announcement, also opposed by the Sudanese Baath Party and the popular Congress Party which said the country’s transitional government is not elected and therefore not authorised to normalise relations with Israel.
Last week, dozens of Sudanese demonstrated in the capital Khartoum chanting “no peace, no negotiation, no reconciliation with the occupying entity”.
Sudan’s yet-to-be-formed council still needs to be established under a power-sharing deal between military officers and civilians, who have been running Sudan jointly since the overthrow of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019.