How to Cool the Guns in the Middle East
BY: JOHN FEFFER
Palestinians marginalized in U.S. politics, often pawns in Arab states, and sidelined in Israel.
The latest violence in Gaza has been linked to the dire living conditions, which have fueled resistance.
Gaza's suffering fuels resistance amid tightly controlled, prison-like conditions, sparking recent violence.
Palestinians, losing land, seek a state, security, and dignity but face geopolitical sidelining and broken promises.
Saudi-Israel deal includes minimal concessions for Palestinians, promises to improve their lives.
Riyadh drops state demand for Palestinian "prison reform"; Netanyahu refuses minor concessions.
The attacks were likely motivated by the impending deal, but also driven by broader geopolitical conditions.
Hamas aimed to disrupt the deal, with broader geopolitics driving Palestinian and Israeli actions.
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