The blogger said in a video posted on his Twitter in May that he loves Israel and he wishes to visit it.
Rabat – Palestinians have driven Saudi blogger Mohammed Saud out of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after he posted a video expressing love for Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In May, the blogger shared a video to expresses his wish to visit Israel.
In the video, the blogger said: “Hello everyone, I am Mohammed Saud and I am from Saudi Arabia. I love Israel.”
He added, “I wish if there is a diplomatic relationship between my country and Israel. We have a lot to do to make our Middle East greater than ever. Please support peace and I invite all of you to visit my country, and hopefully, I can visit your country. Thank you so much and God bless you.”
Videos of Palestinians expressing anger over Saud’s visit to the Al Aqsa Mosque has gone viral on social media. Several videos posted online show Palestinians insulting him and accusing him of being a traitor and a zionist.
Some videos also show some Palestinians throwing plastic chairs at him.
Wearing a traditional tawb (traditional clothing in the Gulf), Saud was visiting the country on Israeli-sponsored trip. He is part of a six-member Arab delegation of journalists hosted by the Israeli foreign ministry.
Quoted by Al Jazeera, the Palestinian Journalists syndicate condemned Saud’s visit. “ The Arab journalists’ federation rejects all types and kinds of normalization with the Zionist enemy,” the statement said.
Saud is not only a pro-Israel blogger but also a supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his Twitter bio, the blogger wrote: “Only Bibi,” to show support for Netanyahu.
The Saudi blogger’s statement stirred a backlash.
Yes for peace we can make a great future together
معا نستطيع ان نجعل الشرق الأوسط اكثر ازدهارا ورخاء
دعوتي من اجل اقامة علاقات دبلوماسية بين المملكة العربية السعودية واسرائيل , نعم السلام هو الحل ?????? pic.twitter.com/dtDI4rt0IH
— محمد سعود מוחמד סעוד (@mohsaud08) May 28, 2019