Saudi Prince: Hamas’ attack on civilians violates Islamic commands… unusual public criticism

The prince of Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim suzerain, criticized온라인카지노 both sides of the war between Israel and the Palestinian armed faction Hamas. According to the BBC on the 20th ( local

time) , Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal (78) said in a speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas, on the 17th, “There are no heroes in this conflict. “There are only victims,” he said, publicly criticizing both Israel and Hamas. It is unusual for an official from an Arab country to directly criticize Hamas. Prince Turki said Hamas “is targeting civilians regardless of age or gender,” and pointed out that this violates the Islamic command not to harm civilians. However, he said of Israel, “Similarly, we condemn Israel’s indiscriminate bombing of innocent Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip and its attempts to forcibly drive them to the Sinai Peninsula.” The BBC said that this statement was “unusually candid for a senior member of the Saudi royal family,” and that “it is widely recognized as the clearest indicator of the Saudi leadership’s thoughts on the current war against Israel and Hamas.” Prince Turki, who served as Saudi intelligence chief for over 20 years, is known as a widely respected senior politician in Saudi Arabia. Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said in a telephone conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “Saudi Arabia considers targeting civilians in the Gaza Strip to be a heinous crime and a brutal attack,” and added, “We will stop military operations and use violence.” “It is important to strengthen international and regional efforts to prevent the escalation of the situation and dangerous impacts on regional and global security and peace,” he said.






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