May. 10, 2021

Violence in Jerusalem triggers Saudi social-media row over foreign policy

Peninsula/Politics

The story: Divisions within Saudi Arabia over foreign policy have spilled onto social media after Israel signaled it would evict Palestinians from East Jerusalem. Riyadh and other Arab capitals have condemned the announcement to remove residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, which has triggered a violent crackdown against protesters supporting the families under threat. But the Twitter hashtag '#ZeroSympathy' has trended in recent days and is popular among Saudi Twitter users who support normalization of ties with Israel.

The coverage: A crackdown on Palestinians protesting the enforced evictions has left several hundred injured. Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, late at night on May 7...

 

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