Saudi Arabia freezes peace agreements with Israel. Putin and the frost with Netanyahu: “Gaza is like Leningrad”

Saudi Arabia freezes peace agreements with Israel.  Putin and the frost with Netanyahu: “Gaza is like Leningrad”

Vladimir Putin’s condemnation of the “brutality” of Hamas’ attack on Israel comes as a late reaction, but adding that the Israelis are also responding with “rather harsh methods.” Speaking to reporters at the CIS summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian president sent a clear warning to Israel not to turn Gaza into another Leningrad.


“Such a siege is unacceptable, as are the civilian casualties” of potential ground intervention. To be more clear in his anti-American stance, he explains that “this tremendous tragedy that befell the Israelis and Palestinians is a direct result of America’s failed policies in the Middle East.” Moscow’s rapprochement with Tehran in the war in Ukraine, with its systematic use of Iranian drones and munitions, has already damaged the delicate balance in relations between Russia and Israel for some time. Now, the terrorist incursion by Hamas militants and the Israeli response make Putin eager to exploit instability in the Middle East in an anti-Western (and anti-Israel) context. At the same time, it appears that the first political goal of the Hamas attack, in agreement with Iran, has been achieved, which is to obstruct the dialogue between Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Netanyahu to normalize relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Signing the “Abraham Accords” in line with those already signed with the UAE.
According to Reuters sources, the talks between Riyadh and Jerusalem will not be interrupted, but rather will be postponed and frozen with the resumption of the conflict. A Saudi approach that does not take into account the Palestinian issue and the victims of the Gaza bombing would actually risk sparking a revolution in the Arab streets of the Gulf as well. According to British News Agency sources, it is impossible to continue negotiations, and in any case the issue of Israeli concessions to the Palestinians should become pivotal when contacts resume. Reuters indicates that Riyadh has not completely abandoned the idea. Jake Sullivan, the US National Security Advisor, believes that diplomatic efforts towards the “Abraham Accords” are not stopping, but the focus is now shifting to “more pressing challenges.” His spokesman, John Kirby, reiterates that the United States “still believes in the promise of normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia, but these two sovereign states will decide for themselves.” The phone call made by Iranian President Raisi with Prince Bin Salman on Thursday comes in this context. The first is “to support Palestine and prevent the spread of war in the region,” and the second is in response to ensuring the Kingdom’s commitment to reducing escalation. Yesterday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Bogdanov and Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Jalali spoke. In Bishkek, Putin seeks “an immediate ceasefire and stabilization of the situation on the ground,” as he proposes himself as a mediator.

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theHe says that Israel was attacked “with unprecedented brutality, but the issue must be resolved peacefully, as there is no alternative to two independent states.” The ground operation in the Gaza Strip using heavy equipment in residential areas is a complex issue and fraught with serious consequences for everyone. He added: “There could be an absolutely unacceptable number of civilian casualties among the two million people in the Strip, and we must put an end to the bloodbath.” We have reached this point because of “the unilateral line that the United States has followed for many years, which has brought the situation in the Middle East to a dead end, by not using the Quartet of mediators” that includes the United Nations, the United States, Russia and Iran. European Union.

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Finally, the position of another party in the region, Egypt, whose Foreign Ministry yesterday condemned the Israeli army’s decision to evacuate a million people in Gaza from north to south, is accurate. “It is a serious violation of the rules of international humanitarian law, and exposes one million Palestinian citizens to the dangers of being left out in the open without shelter.” Moreover, Cairo fears the influx of refugees who may arrive from the border between Gaza and Egypt.

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