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Saudi Nixes Hamas Ties (Middle East Newsline/IMRA via Daily Alert)

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July 20, 2016

  • Saudi Nixes Hamas Ties
    Saudi Arabia has withdrawn from any rapprochement with Hamas. Palestinian sources said Saudi Arabia has failed to follow through on expectations that the kingdom would restore relations with the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip. They said Saudi King Salman was persuaded by his top aides that Hamas remained a leading proxy of Iran.
    “There is no Saudi communication with Hamas,” Palestinian analyst Akram Atallah said in an interview with the London-based Al Monitor. Atallah said the Hamas leadership was counting strongly on a reconciliation with Riyad.
    “This means that Hamas convinced itself that Saudi Arabia is trying to get closer to it,” Atallah said. “However, the Saudi anti-Hamas position remained unchanged, despite the change of Saudi governments.” (Middle East Newsline/IMRA)
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