According to Mauritanian local media reports, some top security officials of the African country held a secret meeting with Israeli Intelligence officers in the UAE last month.
This Sunday evening, reports from Mauritanian local media revealed that last month, a number of security officials from Mauritania held a secret meeting with some Israeli Intelligence officers in the UAE.
Among the Mauritanian participants of the secret meeting, as noted by two Mauritanian officials who didn’t want their names to be revealed, was Mokhtar Valad, the advisor to the head of Mauritanian security forces.
Valad was selected in March this year as part of the new designations among the high-ranking senior security officers in Mauritania by the director general of Mauritania’s security, Lt. Gen. Masqar Wold Sidi.
The reports also noted that from the Israeli side, David Meidan was among the intelligence officers who attended the meeting. Meidan is an important face in Israel as he is known as Netanyahu’s main choice for foreign minister the main broker of normalization deal with Arab states known as the Abraham Accords.
As a former Mossad official, Meidan served as Netanyahu’s personal representative in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange – negotiations for the release of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, and was perceived as bringing closure to the deal. Recently, Meidan was also appointed as a special envoy to Turkey in an effort to bring back warm relations between Tel Aviv and Ankara.
UAE, a new home for Israel’s secret affairs
As the reports noted, the secret meeting was held with the help of the UAE and in the house of “Mohammed Dahlan”, the trusted advisor of Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ruler of the UAE.
The reports further indicated that while Israeli officials insisted that the meeting be held at the “Al Diar Mina” hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Mauritanian side did not agree. In the meeting, the Israeli side tried to introduce Iran, Russia, and China as the main agents of disrupting the desired order of Tel Aviv and the White House in North Africa.
Good to mention that since 2009, relations between Mauritania and Israel have been cut off due to Israel’s wars in Gaza, but the Emiratis are trying to normalize relations with Israel in Mauritania by paying heavy financial aid to the African country, the money for which does certainly come from Israel.
In other words, it seems Israel intends to destroy the spirit of jihad and fight against the Jewish enemy among the Mauritanian youth by making the Mauritanian Muslim people economically dependent, who have always defended Palestine against Israel’s occupation.
Mauritania established diplomatic relations with Israel back in 1999 and is of great value to Tel Aviv for implementing its policies in Africa. But in 2009, Mauritania ended relations with Israel in response to the Gaza war.
However, most of Mauritania’s commercial and industrial relations with Israeli companies are still standing, and it seems the Netanyahu government is now trying to extend this relationship to political and ideological levels to its own advantage in the African Continent.