According David Hearst, the Editor in Chief of the Middle East Eye,Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has attempted to persuade Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to unleash conflict with Hamas in Gaza as part of a plan to divert attention from journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
MBS suggested that a war in Gaza would deflect Trump’s attention and refocus Washington’s attention on the role Saudi Arabia plays in promoting Israel’s strategic interests.
The war in Gaza comes among a set of measures and scenarios proposed by an emergency task force that was formed to address the increasingly harmful leaks around Al-Saud Kingdom …
The author stresses that the team surrounding Ibn Salman advised him that the war in Gaza would distract Trump and refocus Washington’s attention on the role played by the Kingdom of Saud in promoting Israel’s strategic interests.
He also advised the group to “neutralize Turkey by all means” – including attempts to bribe Erdogan with offers to buy Turkish weapons and issue statements trying to bolster relations
between Riyadh and Ankara. Middle East said Saudi Arabia and Israel have increasingly close secret ties, driven by their common hostility to Iran, and that Salman was a key player in efforts to market the “century deal” between Israel and Palestine to regional leaders.
In an interview with the BBC earlier this year, Netanyahu said that “Israel” and some Arab countries are undergoing a process of normalization “under the table.”
The site confirms that two weeks after the killing of Khashoggi, sources in the government of the Al Saud, detected a sudden change in tone in statements “Netanyahu” about the situation in Gaza ,besides, Netanyahu pointed to what was attended by his government in a meeting on October 14, when saying: “We are very close to a different kind of activity, an activity that will include very strong blows, and if that makes sense, Hamas will stop firing and stop these violent disturbances, now. ” At a time when Israel and Qatar had reached an agreement to allow funds into the besieged Gaza Strip, the enemy army, with a failed raid in Khan Younis, had obtained political permission.