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Pro-Israeli Saudi blogger jeered by angry Palestinians in Jerusalem al-Quds

This video grab shows Saudi blogger Mohammed Saud at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds.

Angry Palestinians have jeered and cursed a Saudi blogger who is known to be a huge fan of establishing formal ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

One video clip posted on Twitter showed Mohammed Saud being cursed and jeered as he was visiting the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday.

He is part of a six-person media delegation from the Arab world including representatives from Jordan who are in the occupied Palestinian territories at the invitation of the Israeli foreign minister. 

Palestinians protesting his visit called him a “traitor”, “animal” and “Zionist trash”, and also told him to “Go to a synagogue” instead of praying at a mosque.

Another video clip showed plastic chairs and sticks being thrown at him as he walked in the market in the Old City.

Saud’s Twitter timeline is reportedly filled with messages of support for the Israeli regime and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

In one video, he admits he loves Israel and wants diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

The report comes as an Israeli delegation is going to pay an official visit to Saudi Arabia next year, amid the oil-rich kingdom’s warming ties with the Tel Aviv regime following years of clandestine contacts.

“For the first time, a Jewish delegation will visit Saudi Arabia in response to the Muslim World League invitation, said the Saudi secretary general of the League, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Abdul Karim Issa, who declared the visit will take place in January 2020,” Israel’s foreign ministry said in a post published on its Arabic-language Twitter page on May 4.

The report came only a few days after Lebanese daily Arabic-language newspaper al-Akhbar said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had offered Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas 10 billion dollars in return for accepting US President Donald Trump’s controversial proposal for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed “the deal of the century.”

Akhbar noted that Abbas had turned down the offer, saying supporting the deal would be “the end of his political life.”

The Palestinian Authority chief said political realities prevented him from accepting the so-called peace plan, emphasizing that he could not make concessions regarding Israeli settlements, the “two-state solution” and Jerusalem al-Quds.

Earlier this year, delegates from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt at a meeting of Arab states reportedly opposed bids condemning the normalization of relations with the Israeli regime.

Russia's RT Arabic television news network reported on March 4 that Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh, the speaker of Saudi Arabia's Consultative Assembly, together with his Emirati and Egyptian counterparts had opposed a paragraph in the final communiqué of the 29th Conference of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, which demanded an end to efforts aimed at normalizing ties with Israel and condemns all forms of rapprochement with the occupying regime.

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Speaker of the People's Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh and the Palestinian representative, in return, supported the decision to reject any sort of ties normalization with Israel, and stressed the need to keep the piece in the statement.

The paragraph stated that “one of the most important steps to support Palestinian brethren requires the cessation of all forms of rapprochement and normalization with the Israeli occupiers. Therefore, we call for resilience and steadfastness by blocking all the doors of normalization with Israel.”

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