Somalian govt fires official over pro-Israel diplomacy tweets

Somalian govt fires official over pro-Israel diplomacy tweets

Agency News

Mogadishu, Apr 1: The Somalian governement has fired the director of the ministry of the foreign affairs over controversial diplomatic tweets he made in respect of Israel and Palestine.

Abdulahi Dool, director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called for diplomatic ties with Israel.

Dool had tweeted “I support the diplomatic ties between Israel and Somalia. It is long overdue. Establishing diplomatic relations does not harm anyone but promote peace and corporation”.

But the tweet was soon taken down, with Dool twitting after “views reflected are my own”, Somalia's Radio Dalsan reported.

Recently, the government recalled it’s ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council after she abstained to vote on a resolution condemning the Israeli occupation of Golan Heights.

Ambassador Faduna Abdullahi Mohamed was summoned to Mogadishu by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Somalia was among 5 countries that abstained from voting which came one day after US President Donald Trump said the United States would recognize Israeli sovereignty on the Golan. Israel annexed the Golan in 1981 after capturing it from Syria in 1967. Trump’s comments make the US the first country to recognize that annexation. (UNI)