On July 14 Lebanese journalist Abd Al-Bari Atwan said “the vast majority of the countries participating in (the Arab League) summit…pray” Israel will “get ride of rid of Hamas once and for all.”
According to The Middle East Media Research Project, Atwan also said the countries taking part in the Arab League summit “support the Israeli planes bombing the Gaza strip.” But he did make clear that they support the Israeli planes “under the pretext of getting rid of Hamas and stopping the missiles.”
Atwan went so far as to say the Arab League took its time convening a meeting on the topic in order to give the Israelis “the opportunity to invade Gaza and destroy the resistance.” Participating countries wanted “Israel to destroy the resistance once and for all.”
Atwan said although the resistance includes Hamas, it is bigger than Hamas. “There are 18 resistance movements in Gaza.”
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