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How Israel Is Triggering a Royal Civil War in Saudi Arabia

While one Saudi prince is slamming the Israelis, another is pummelling the Palestinians: The royals of Riyadh are now fighting a very public war over relations with Israel

Elie Podeh.
Elie Podeh
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Two weeks after Netanyahu’s surprising meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, Turki al-Faisal, a prominent Saudi prince close to the ruling royals, lambasted Israel as a "Western colonizing" power, accusing it of incarcerating Palestinians "in concentration camps under the flimsiest of security accusations" and "assassinat[ing] whomever they want."

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