Director General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Somalia Abdulahi Dool lost his job for suggesting establishing “diplomatic ties with Israel is in the interest of Somalia”
Mr 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 pulled down, with Mr Dool twitting after “views reflected are my own”
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.