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Comoros comes between Israel, Palestinians again

Channel 2 notes that a historic picture of Netanyahu and Abbas shaking hands today for the first time in five years on the sidelines of the climate conference in Paris was ruined when it appeared to be photobombed (albeit inadvertently) by the president of the Comoros, Ikililou Dhoinine.

It wouldn’t be the first time that the Comoros has come between Israel and the Palestinians, the TV station points out: The infamous Mavi Marmara, which attempted to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip in 2010 to disastrous results (10 Turkish activists were killed after they attacked Israeli commandos who boarded the ship), sails under the flag of the East African island nation.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) behind Comoros' President Ikililou Dhoinine during the family photo during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, on November 30, 2015 (AFP PHOTO / POOL / MARTIN BUREAU)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) behind Comoros’ President Ikililou Dhoinine during the family photo during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, on November 30, 2015 (AFP PHOTO / POOL / MARTIN BUREAU)
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