Gaza Supports Iran
By Micah Halpern
Islamic Jihad organized a rally in Gaza. It was a combination pro-Iran rally and anti-Saudi Arabia protest.
Protesters shouted “Death to the House of Saud!” They carried posters with pictures of the head of Yemen’s Houthi rebels, the group that is fighting against the Yemeni establishment supported by the Saudis.
Hamas controls Gaza, but this time they neither participated nor did they prevent this protest and rally from taking place.
Hamas is worried.
They want Saudi support to help build Gaza’s infrastructure. They need Saudi Arabia to contribute to Gaza.
Hamas made a mistake.
The rally in support of the Houthis was plastered all over the press. It was covered in Arabic media and English-language media throughout the Middle East and Europe. Gaza was portrayed as supporting the Houthis and condemning Saudi Arabia.
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