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New blow to ‘normalization’:

Oman parl. votes to ramp up criminalization of ties with Israel

Oman’s parliament has voted on a draft amendment to expand a law banning relations and contacts with Israel, as the Zionist regime faces growing challenges to its hopes of integrating into the region two years after the US brokered normalization deals between the regime and four Arab countries.

The 86-member Majlis al-Shura, or Consultative Assembly, voted to amend the first clause of its Israel boycott law to include any sports, cultural or economic contact for private and public figures.


The amendment also specifically bans in-person or online interaction with Israeli settlers.


Assembly Vice-President Yaaqoub al-Harethi said the amendment, proposed by several legislators, will “expand the criminalization and boycott of the Zionist entity,” according to the Omani WAF news agency.


The amendment now moves to debate by the Majlis legislative committee before a final vote.


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