Morocco, Israel set to establish direct flights: Report

The Israeli flag carrier El Al's airliner carrying Israeli and U.S. delegates approaches to land in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters)

Israel and Morocco are set to announce direct flights as part of the next step in US efforts to facilitate normalization efforts between Israel and Arab states, according to Israeli Channel 12.

The Channel 12 report also said Israel is currently in talks with Sudan regarding plans to send a humanitarian aid plane carrying much-needed assistance amid major flash floods.

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The report comes a day after Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel.

Israel has so far normalized ties with Egypt, Jordan, the UAE and Bahrain. The country still does not have formal ties with either Morocco or Sudan.

Bahrain and the UAE will formally sign their peace agreements with Israel at a signing ceremony on September 15 at the White House.

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Last Update: Saturday, 12 September 2020 KSA 22:05 - GMT 19:05
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