The head of the Israeli Mossad, Yossi Cohen, met – on Thursday in the Bahraini capital – the head of the Bahraini intelligence service, Adel bin Khalifa Al-Fadil, and the head of the Strategic Security Service, Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Khalifa.
The Bahrain News Agency reported that the two sides discussed prospects for coordination and cooperation in ways to support and enhance them, and the agency added that the most prominent security areas, developments and regional developments were discussed. He did not disclose details of what happened in the meetings.
It is noteworthy that Bahrain and the UAE signed at the same time an agreement to normalize relations with Israel on September 15, 2020, following the mediation of the administration of former US President Donald Trump, and the signing of the agreement followed the conclusion of dozens of agreements between Manama and Tel Aviv, in the economic, tourism, health and banking fields. And technological and aviation.
The head of the Mossad in Manama … the secret is in timing
Under the presumed conditions, we will find tens of thousands gathering in the squares of Bahrain, a celebration of the “International Jerusalem Day”, a victory for the just cause of Palestine, and a rejection of the occupation crouched on its chest .. Instead, we see the head of the Zionist Mossad, Yossi Cohen, in the heart of Manama.
– Abbas Basafwan (@basbusafwan) May 6, 2021
A report issued by the Israeli Ministry of Intelligence on September 13, said that there are opportunities for defense cooperation with Bahrain, which the report described as being threatened by “Shiite political sedition directed by Iran and those who work for it.”
The French News Agency quoted an Israeli official as saying that security cooperation between Israel and Bahrain was a central item in the talks that followed the signing of the agreement to normalize relations between the two parties.
Reuters previously reported – quoting a Bahraini source – that his country’s priority will be cooperation with Israel in the field of Internet security, after the King of Bahrain issued a decree last October to establish a national center for internet security.
Unlike the UAE, demonstrations took place rejecting the normalization agreement between Bahrain and Israel, and opposition forces in the Gulf country issued statements denouncing the agreement. The Islamic National Accord Society said that the normalization agreement between what it described as an authoritarian regime and the Zionists is treason.