KSA Suspends Relations with Israel Amid Ongoing Hostilities in Palestine
After Israeli hostilities in Palestine, the American initiative to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel has been put on hold, and Saudi Arabia has suspended talks indefinitely.
In this context, two key officials in Riyadh have confirmed that Saudi foreign policy priorities are being swiftly reassessed following the escalation of conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.
After the recent conflicts in the region, Saudi Arabia and Iran have entered a new phase of relations.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the first call to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi as Riyadh is trying to mitigate the escalation of violence across the region.
Both countries’ sources informed the international news agency ‘Reuters’ that discussions about regularizing relations with Israel will be delayed due to American-backed talks.
Saudi analyst Aziz Al-Ghazian said, “The process of normalizing relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel was initially met with criticism, but it has only made the situation more complex.”
It is clear that following the Al-Aqsa Field incident with Hamas, Israel has launched more than 6,000 rockets into various areas of Gaza and Palestine, resulting in the deaths of over 2,000 civilians, including children, and leaving thousands wounded.