Responding to Gaza Events, Saudis Tweet in Support of Israel, Against Hamas

“All the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mixed peoples who live in the desert;” Jeremiah 25:24 (The Israel Bible™)

The latest round of fighting between Israel and Gaza sparked many reactions from Saudis on Twitter. Noteworthy among these responses were tweets, some by prominent intellectuals and journalists, siding with Israel and expressing hope for its safety and victory, while attacking Hamas and its policy, in particular its firing of rockets. Some wrote that Hamas was acting on orders from Iran, in retaliation for the United States tightening sanctions on the Islamic Republic on May 3. It should be noted that this is not the first time Saudi intellectuals and academics have openly expressed support for Israel and criticized Hamas.

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The following are some of the tweets: