Tunisia said that it is not interested in normalization with Israel, and that its position is not affected by international changes. This was in its first comment after Morocco’s normalization of relations with Israel.
Morocco joined the Arab countries that took the step of normalization with Israel, and an Israeli delegation arrived on Tuesday in the Kingdom of Morocco, in the first direct commercial flight between the two countries.
“As Tunisia respects the sovereign positions of various countries, it affirms that its position is fixed and principled, and changes in the international arena will never affect it,” a statement by the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said.
The statement added that the position stems from the will of the Tunisian people and expresses the feelings of solidarity and absolute support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Tunisia’s position refutes Western speculation that it will be on the list of printers under pressure from US President Donald Trump’s administration.
On Monday, the New York Times quoted sources close to the US administration as saying that Tunisia and the Sultanate of Oman might be among the countries that will join the ranks of the printers with Israel.
The Tunisian General Labor Union issued a statement on Tuesday warning the authorities against embarking on normalization with Israel, and affirmed its categorical rejection of rapprochement “with the Zionist enemy under any pretext,” and stressed the centrality of the Palestinian issue to the Tunisian people.
“Reports are spreading about behind-the-scenes arrangements and undeclared meetings recently sponsored by France and the United States in order to push the Tunisian state to normalize with the Zionist entity, similar to other Arab countries in exchange for incentives and aid in the form of bribes to hit the national positions of Tunisia and force it to change its international and Arab policies,” the statement said. “.