Tripoli (QNN)- Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Wednesday rejected reports claiming that he met with Israeli occupation officials in Jordan’s capital Amman.
“That didn’t happen and won’t happen in the future, our stance is firm and clear on the Palestinian cause,” according to a Libyan government statement issued on Wednesday.
The statement follows Saudi-run Alarabiya Alhadath TV claims earlier Wednesday that Dbeibah met the Israeli intelligence (Mossad) chief in Amman to discuss normalizing relations.
The report did not specify a date for the meeting, however.
Six out of 22 Arab countries – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan – normalized relations with the occupation state of ‘Israel’.
In November, reports also claimed that putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s son Saddam Haftar visited ‘Israel’ to seek support.
Haftar Jr., whose private jet took off from Dubai, arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Nov. 1, a report by Israeli newspaper Haaretz said.
During his 90-minute long visit, the putschist general’s son sought Israel’s military and diplomatic support in exchange for normalizing relations with ‘Israel’.
However, the report did not identify the officials or individuals whom he spoke to during the visit.
‘Israel’ had covertly been supporting eastern-based putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar in Libya against the United Nations-recognized government.
In an opinion piece published by the London-based Middle East Eye, Israeli journalist Yossi Melman said members of Mossad met with Haftar in Cairo several times between 2017 and 2019.
According to Melman, Mossad conducted training for senior self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) officers in Egypt, offering advice on military tactics, intelligence-gathering and analysis, control and command procedures, as well as helping them acquire night vision equipment and sniper rifles.
On the other hand, Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli occupation officers were present in LNA-controlled areas between August and September 2019 to train Haftar’s militias on street warfare tactics.
The report added that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) supplied Haftar’s forces with Israeli missile defense systems to repel drone attacks by the GNA army.
Libya has seen months of relative peace since the agreement, with a new unity government taking power early this year charged with leading the country until the December elections, which have been postponed due to various reasons.