Saudi Princes are split in opinions over whether to recognize and normalize relations with the Zionist entity, with the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman likely to be open to signing a peace deal with the occupation regime, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.
According to the publication, MBS “favors closer ties” with Tel Aviv after two Persian Gulf states, the UAE and Bahrain, officially signed normalization deals with the Zionist entity. The two Gulf states were followed by two other Arab countries, Sudan and Morocco, which expressed readiness to normalize relations.
The report noted that despite the openness of MBS to the deal, some members of the royal family are said to oppose the move. The Crown Prince is the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense as well as the head of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Political and Security Affairs.
MBS’s cousin, Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was head of the country’s intelligence for more than two decades, has been vocal in his opposition to recognizing the Zionist entity. Recently, he blasted Tel Aviv as the “last Western colonizing power in the Middle East”.
The former General Intelligence chief accused ‘Israel’ of depicting itself to the world as being a “small, existentially threatened country, surrounded by bloodthirsty killers who want to eradicate her from existence”.
Turki also accused ‘Israel’ of placing Palestinians “in concentration camps under the flimsiest of security accusations”.