Saudi King Abdullah: Current Gaza war a collective massacre solely caused by Hamas
A stunning turnaround took place in Saudi Arabia on Friday with Saudi King Abdullah placing on Hamas the exclusive blame
for what he called a collective massacre in Gaza,
Abdullah’s statement, read by a news anchor on behalf of the ailing
90-year old Monarch, that the violence in Gaza has led to “various
forms” of terrorism, whether from groups, organizations, or states, is
seen in the Middle East and Arab states as a flat-out repudiation of Hamas.
Perhaps even more remarkable, while King Abdullah condemned the
consequences of a war he termed “devastating” to Palestinians, he issued
no demands upon Israel.
As has been pointed out numerous times by Breitbart contributors,
Saudi Arabia’s now open disavowal of any common cause with Hamas
reinforces an emerging and wholly improbable new alliance uniting every
Arab state save Qatar together with Israel and against the United
As remarkable as was King Abdullah’s statement by itself, it pales in
comparison with the transformation of the relationship between Egypt
and Israel. From cold no-belligerents under President Mubarak, to near
antagonists under the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammed Morsi,
today Israel and Egypt are tightly cleaved military allies.
In the harshest words ever used by a Saudi King to condemn any
Palestinian “resistance” to what is routinely called “Zionist
aggression,” King Abdullah’s statement said, “It is shameful and
disgraceful that these terrorists are doing this in the name of
religion, killing the people whose killing Allah has forbidden, and
mutilating their bodies and feeling proud in publishing this.”
The king went on to say of Hamas’ war against Israel, “They have
distorted the image of Islam with its purity and humanity and smeared it
with all sorts of bad qualities by their actions, injustice and
Unlike President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, the
guardian of Islam’s holy places and thus the putative leader of the
entire Muslim world, King Abdullah did not call upon Israel to meet any
Hamas demands. He made no calls for “opening up border passages” between
Gaza and Israel/Egypt-- thought by many to be the primary strategic
objective of Hamas’ war.
He issued no demands that Hamas be permitted to build a seaport, let
alone that Israel and Egypt be required to help fund it. Nor did he
petition Israel or the Palestinian Authority to resume cash payments to
the more than 44,000 Hamas "civil servants" in Gaza rendered jobless as a result of the recent PA-Hamas unity government agreement.
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