Mahmoud Habbash, a senior advisor to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, has called on Arab countries to launch a military strike against Gaza, similar to the Saudi-led campaign against Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen.
Habbash, who also holds the post of Chief Islamic Judge, said Friday: Arab leaders “must take the initiative to strike with an iron fist against those who come out against legitimacy, regardless of the time and place, starting from Palestine. What happened in Gaza was a [Hamas] coup. There should be no dialogue with those behind the coup.”
The following day, Abbas himself said: “I hope the Arab states carry out the same policy that they are in Yemen in the case of all Arab nations that suffer from internal conflicts – such as Palestine.”
In fact, the PA is inviting the Arab states to do exactly what Israel did in the summer of 2014: to launch airstrikes against terror bases belonging to Hamas and other radical groups inside Gaza.