Hamas: Thrown Out of Saudi Arabia into the Arms of Iran and the Taliban

(Israel Hayom) Nadav Shragai - Last week Saudi Arabia, which used to be an economic paradise for members of al-Qaeda and Hamas, sentenced 64 Hamas operatives to prison. Among them is Dr. Mohammed Al-Khudari, 80, who headed the Hamas delegation to Saudi Arabia for 30 years and who has now been sent to prison for 15 years. Only two decades ago, 60% of Hamas' budget came from Saudi sources and millions were handed over to families of suicide bombers. Today, from Israel's perspective, Saudi Arabia has been moving from an enemy state and supporter of terrorism to an entity that is a loyal member of the axis against Iran and its satellites. Hamas has now become an open ally of Iran. Hamas' representative in Yemen, Moaz Abu Shamala, recently met with Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of the Houthis' Supreme Political Council, who are allies of Iran and enemies of Saudi Arabia. Abu Shamala gave his Houthi hosts a shield of honor from Hamas in thanks for the Houthis' support for the Palestinians. Earlier this month, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh visited Tehran and declared that Hamas would stand alongside Iran against any threat from Israel or America. As if to complete the picture, senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk congratulated the Taliban for its victory in Afghanistan.

2021-08-26 00:00:00

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