HYDERABAD (RAHNUMA) In a recent interview with Hadley Gamble on “The Interview,” HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and a respected figure in international diplomacy, shed light on a troubling revelation that deserves the world’s attention. His statements not only highlight Israel’s disregard for international law but also underscore the suffering of Palestinian civilians who have been caught in the crossfire of a decades-long conflict.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal began by exposing a disconcerting reality, one where Israel, under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, privately distributed funds from Qatar to Hamas while publicly labeling them a terrorist organization. This revelation lays bare the hypocrisy that has characterized the Israeli government’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While proclaiming Hamas as a threat, it was clear that some within Israel’s leadership were willing to engage in behind-the-scenes dealings, using Hamas for their own purposes.
The prince’s concerns extended to anyone representing or aiding Hamas, emphasizing that this should be a matter of concern for not over Qatar but the international community as a whole. The actions of Hamas, particularly in its dealings with the Palestinian Authority, have been well documented, leaving no room for the support or acquiescence of their actions.
Prince Turki Al-Faisal also pointed out the enduring nature of the Palestinian issue, which has spanned over three-quarters of a century, underlining the urgent need for resolution. He specifically directed his message to the United States, calling for a willingness to take concrete steps to end the conflict. The prince highlighted the importance of implementing United Nations resolutions on Palestine, including General Assembly resolutions and Security Council resolutions that have remained unfulfilled for far too long.
The international community must take Prince Turki Al-Faisal’s words seriously. The revelations about Israel’s dealings with Hamas, while publicly condemning the group, raise significant ethical and political questions. It underscores the necessity of holding all parties accountable and advancing a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The suffering of Palestinian civilians and the region’s longstanding turmoil demand swift action, emphasizing the importance of implementing international resolutions and achieving a peaceful resolution to this protracted conflict.