Israel Finds Unexpected Ally Against Hamas in Saudi Arabia
There’s no love lost between Hamas and the Saudis, but Riyadh’s latest move directly benefits Israel
It's no secret that Saudi Arabia and Hamas have not always seen eye-to-eye.
But to have the oil-rich kingdom openly call for Hamas' demise, knowing that the terror group exists first and foremost to destroy Israel, is a pretty big step forward.
And that's precisely what happened this week when Saudi Arabia insisted that if Qatar wants to end its current dispute with Middle East powers, it must stop supporting terrorists like Hamas.
On Monday, Saudi Arabia joined Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in cutting all diplomatic ties to Qatar, as well as shutting down land, sea and air links to the Gulf state.
By basing reconciliation on Qatar ceasing its relationship with Hamas and its parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Arabia has drawn a new and surprising line in the sands of this volatile region.