Conflict along the Gaza Strip
The Hamas deputy foreign minister Ghazi Hamad specified his government’s demands to Israel during an interview with Italian Nena News Agency on November 19. Hamad said: “We have to cancel the buffer zone; they have to stop the assassination policy; they have to stop targeting civilians. This is very important. And also to lift the siege on Gaza.”
DUBAI/RIYADH As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.