|Bahraini official calls Zionist regime “new friend”||
A high-ranking official in Bahrain has implicitly labeled Israel as the new friend of the regime in Manama.
Bahrain Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary for Regional and (P)GCC Affairs Hamad Ahmed Al Amer called on searching for a new political friend, after publishing via his Twitter account an Israeli article that tackles the Arab-Israeli cooperation to dismantle the Iranian nuclear program.
The Bahraini official's tweet provoked a number of his followers who asked him to openly announce that the Zionist usurper is his friend, the International Shia News Association reported on Sunday.
Hamad al-Amer responded almost positively, alleging that the Palestinians have reached an agreement with the Israelis to restore their rights. The Bahraini official also published the Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's statements in which he attacked Iran.
Bahrainis have been staging demonstrations since mid-February 2011, demanding political reforms and a constitutional monarchy, a demand that later changed to an outright call for the ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests.
Scores have been killed, many of them under torture while in custody, and thousands more detained since the popular uprising in Bahrain began.
Protesters say they will continue holding anti-regime demonstrations until their demand for the establishment of a democratically-elected government and an end to rights violations are met.
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