The journalist confirmed the news, stating that he does not know the reason behind the decision.
The journalist confirmed the news on his Twitter, saying that the reports of his loss of citizenship are true after a “ministerial decision.”
He claimed that he does not know the reasons behind the decision.
ما نشر عن سحب الجنسية صحيح وبقرار وزاري ولا أعرف الأسباب !
وأنا أحترم القرار بغض النظر عن حيثياته وليس لنا إلا السمع والطاعة.#عبدالحميد_الغبين
— #عبدالحميد الغبين (@Abdullhameeds) December 16, 2019
“I respect the decision regardless of its reasons,” he added.
The journalist, who is also a political analyst, has been making controversial pro-Israeli statements.
Earlier this year, the Saudi public figure said that there are not many Palestinians in Saudi Arabia and that Saudis refuse to deal with them.
He added that Saudis would prefer to work with Israelis instead.
El Ghabin claimed that Saudi Arabia wants peace and stability, but some “Palestinian parties don’t want peace, like Hamas.”
He argued that after 20 years, “there will be overall peace” between Arab countries and Israel.
“Should we make 500,000,000 Arabs homeless for 7 million Palestinians who reject all solutions?” he asked.
He added that all Arab countries have been “ruined because of the Palestinian cause.”
El Ghabin is not the only Saudi public figure, to cause backlash for his pro-Israeli statements.
Saudi blogger Mohamed Saud has been stirring controversy through his videos, where he expresses love for Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In May, the blogger shared a video, expressing his wish to visit Israel.
“Hello everyone, I am Mohammed Saud and I am from Saudi Arabia, I love Israel,” he said.
In July, Palestinians kicked the blogger off the Al Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
Several videos posted online show Palestinians insulting him and accusing him of being a traitor and a zionist.
The blogger was part of a six-member Arab delegation of journalists hosted by the Israeli foreign ministry in an Israeli -sponsored trip.