The Middle East offers a cold shoulder to Israel

Analysis: Despite horrendous attack against Israel, Middle East countries refrain from offering any support for Israel with some doing the opposite

Smadar Perry|
Anyone anticipating supportive words for Israel from Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman—who acknowledged that relations between his country and Israel are nearing normalization, and a clear condemnation of Hamas—was fooling themselves.
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Saudi Arabia called on both Israel and Hamas to tread carefully on Sunday without exacerbating the conflicts and the number of victims on both sides. The Gulf kingdom also emphasized she calls for an "immediate cession of violence," between Hamas and what it called the "forces of the Zionist occupation."
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Mohammed bin Salman
“We recall our repeated warnings of the dangers of the situation exploding as a result of the continued occupation. The Israeli occupation forces are responsible for the current situation resulting from the continuous and flagrant Israeli attacks against the Palestinian people and holy sites,” the statement read, calling on the international community to intervene in talks as well.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry also released a statement aimed at warning against "serious repercussions as a result of the escalation of violence," between Israelis and Palestinians. Qatar, however, the only Arab state funding the Gaza Strip, placed full blame for the offensive on Israel.
"Israel is solely responsible for the ongoing escalation due to its continuous violations of the rights of the Palestinian people, including the recent repeated incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police."
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a rally
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during a rally
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged to avoid steps that might escalate the situation further. In a statement he gave on Sunday he said, "Turkey is always ready to provide any help it can to ensure that the developments in question do not escalate further and get taken under control without spreading to a wider region."
Additionally, hundreds of anti-Israel protesters gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in Jordan as Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi contacted senior American officials trying to figure out how to stop the "volatility" in Israel.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, however, didn't surprise anyone in Israel when he posted a post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), saying the "Zionist regime is dying."
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