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Learn from India’s freedom struggle Saudi Prince suggests Palestine attacked Hamas and Israel Learn something from India…Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal vents anger on Hamas Israel, gives advice to Palestine

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Riyadh: Now talks have started on India’s role in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Amidst all this, Prince Turki Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia has recently given an important speech on the current violence in the Middle East. During this speech he mentioned ‘civil disobedience’. He has also mentioned India in his speech. Prince Turki Al Faisal said how the British Empire was shaken and ended in India. In this speech he condemned both Hamas and Israel for attacking civilians.

learn from india's freedom struggle saudi prince suggests palestine attacked hamas and israel
Learn something from India…Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal vents anger on Hamas-Israel, gives advice to Palestine

Why did the British rule fall in India?
Prince Turki al-Faisal was also the head of Saudi Intelligence at one time. He said, ‘All people under military occupation have the right to resist the occupation, even aggressively. I do not support the military option in Palestine. I prefer civil rebellion and disobedience. This was the reason due to which the British Empire in India and the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe collapsed. I condemn the actions of Hamas and the Israeli government. There are no heroes in this conflict, only victims. Turki Al Faisal is currently a senior Saudi official.

Hamas attack provided excuse
He said these things during his address at the Baker Institute in America which he gave last week. Faisal said, ‘I unequivocally condemn the targeting of civilians by Hamas. “This kind of targeting belies Hamas’s claims of Islamic identity.” He said that Islam prohibits targeting innocent civilians, children, women and the elderly even in the event of war. The Saudi prince said the Hamas attack has given the Israeli government a high moral ground. However, it has been unanimously rejected. They said that the Hamas attack has also given the Israeli government an excuse to eliminate civilians from Gaza and bomb them.

Peace process derailed by attack
Faisal said that because of Hamas, Saudi Arabia’s efforts to move towards a peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine dispute have been harmed. The Saudi leader said that the Hamas attack was unnecessary and also condemned Western countries. He asked, ‘What is the need for more provocation given what Israel has done to the Palestinian people for three-quarters of a century?’ He said that the Israeli army is targeting and killing Palestinians, imprisoning civilians and occupying Palestinian land.

What is the meaning of speech
Prince Turki also condemned Western politicians for shedding tears over Palestinians killing Israelis. Faisal’s candid speech is considered the clearest indicator yet of the Saudi leadership’s thinking on the situation. According to political experts, the rulers of Saudi Arabia do not view Hamas in a good light. In fact, many governments in the region agree with this sentiment.

This post originally appeared on navbharattimes.indiatimes.com

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