Muslim Brotherhood Seen as a Liability : Israel vs HAMAS

HAMAS’s local Arab support in its latest conflict with Israel is limited. Part of the problem is that HAMAS is the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Palestinian territories. Local allies who would normally lend financial, diplomatic or political support to the Palestinian HAMAS are backing away as they do not want to be seen to assisting the Muslim Brotherhood.

Saudi Arabia has long offered direct and indirect financial support to the Palestinian cause, often giving money directly to HAMAS. The Saudi were also generous contributors to the martyr’s funds that would support the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. Much the same can be said for others such as the UAE and Bahrain.

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