Israel Is Strengthening Its Ties With The Gulf Monarchies – Huffington Post

Even though Qatar publicly sponsors Hamas, and Saudi Arabia provides extensive financial assistance to Palestinian organizations, the GCC’s support for the Palestinian cause has become palpably less enthusiastic in recent years. GCC business leaders have tacitly displayed their frustration with PA corruption. UAE officials have become increasingly circumspect about Hamas’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) linkages, as they view an MB government as a gateway for Iranian influence. The GCC’s continued patronage of Israel’s strongest Arab ally and the MB’s most strident opponent, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, indicate that the GCC consensus on Palestine has shifted dramatically in recent years.

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