Saudi Arabia Firmly in Favour of Palestinians Amid Israel-Gaza Conflict? 

According to comments made by the Saudi Crown Prince, the country supports the Palestinians. His comments are not brand-new, they have already been reported elsewhere, as per the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia along with the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas have conversed about the military upsurge in Gaza and its neighbouring places. The Prince restated that the Palestinian people will continue to have Saudi Arabia’s support.

After the unexpected Hamas strike on Israel, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler assured Mahmud Abbas that he was working to prevent “an expansion” of the violence, reports from Saudi official media on Tuesday. According to the Saudi Press Agency, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also assured Abbas that the Gulf nation would “continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of the State of Palestine to secure their right to a dignified life, to realize their aspirations and dreams, and to achieve an equitable and lasting peace.”

In response to the unprecedented land, air, and sea attacks by the Palestinian Islamist group, Israel has recorded 800 fatalities and launched a ferocious barrage of strikes on Gaza, bringing the death toll there to 687. The escalating violence began amid rumours that Saudi Arabia, which has never acknowledged Israel, might agree to normalise relations in exchange for security guarantees and assistance in establishing a civilian nuclear programme from the United States.                        Although Saudi Arabia is home to the most sacred Islamic places like Mecca and Medina, Prince Mohammed stated on Fox News last month that the Palestinian issue was “very important” for Saudi Arabia.”We must fix that issue. We must make life easier for the Palestinians,” stressed Prince Mohammed.

Analysts claim that the continued conflict has severely hampered any attempts at normalisation. Prince Mohammed also spoke on the phone with Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi about the problem, says SPA.

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