“The majority of causes of repression and intimidation, from both the PA and Hamas, has been in regard to speaking out in favor or against one of these two bodies. If an election is to really take place, we see a free and fair press as being an essential part of that process.”
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman sees an Israeli, Palestinian peace deal as key to building a regional alliance against Iran.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Riyadh this week as part of plans to form a grand regional alliance including both Israel and Palestine to confront Iran, Palestinian officials and western diplomats told Middle East Eye on Wednesday. Abbas arrived in Riyadh on Monday following