Tunisian lawmakers submit bill to criminalize normalization with Israel

The Democratic Bloc, a Tunisian parliamentary group, announced on Tuesday that it introduced a bill aimed to criminalize a possible normalization of relations between Tunisia and Israel, Anadolu Agency reported.

“Once adopted by parliament, this bill will distinguish between the national forces that speak out against normalization with Israel and traitors and collaborators,” MP Haykel Mekki said at a press conference of the Bloc in the Tunisian capital.

The comments come after Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said Tunisia has no plans to normalize ties with ‘Israel’, insisting that establishing such relations was “not on the agenda.”

Also, Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Friday condemned the controversial announcement of normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel.

“As a Tunisian citizen and a Maghrebian, I condemn the Moroccan administration’s normalization with Israel at a time when Israeli illegal settlement and annexation activities and all kind of violations against Palestinian rights are on the rise,” Marzouki said on social media.

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