WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned a part of the motivation for Hamas’ latest attack on Israel might have been disrupting a possible normalising of Israel-Saudi Arabia ties and mentioned Washington will announce new help for Israel on Sunday (Oct 8).
Hamas fighters rampaged via Israeli cities because the nation suffered its bloodiest day in decades on Saturday and battered Palestinians with air strikes in Gaza on Sunday, with tons of reportedly killed on each side. The spiralling violence threatens a serious new Center East conflict.
The attack by Hamas launched at daybreak on Saturday represented the most important and deadliest incursion into Israel since Egypt and Syria launched a sudden assault in an effort to reclaim misplaced territory within the Yom Kippur conflict 50 years in the past.
“It would not be a shock that a part of the motivation might have been to disrupt efforts to convey Saudi Arabia and Israel collectively, together with different nations which may be concerned with normalising relations with Israel,” Blinken advised CNN in an interview on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned final month he believed his nation was on the cusp of peace with Saudi Arabia, predicting it might reshape the Center East. Saudi Arabia, the house of Islam’s two holiest shrines, has lengthy insisted on the Palestinians’ proper to statehood as a situation of recognising Israel – one thing that many members of Netanyahu’s nationalist spiritual coalition have lengthy resisted.