Saudi man Hassan Abul-Kheir: Hold my (non-alcoholic) beer
This came after the Saudi writer Sultan al-Amer had called for the Saudis who have donated anything for the Palestinians to claim his donations and he would pay them back.
Abul-Kheir replied to him, claiming that he had donated 13 Saudi Riyals to the Palestinians. Al-Amer repaid the Riyals to him.
On his Twitter, Abul-Kheir wrote: “Thanks to Allah that my right was paid back… On this pleasant occasion, I announce donating this money to the charities which build Israeli settlements in the West Bank.”
Saudi, Arab and international Twitter users replied to him, most of them severely criticising his action and some of them openly said that he must be stripped of his Saudi citizenship.
Meanwhile, one of the Twitter users replied asking how he can do the same as Abul-Kheir because ‘he got bored with donating to the Palestinians’.
Here’s the tweet in question, which includes a picture of the donation receipt:
الحمدلله الذي رد علينا حقنا … وبهذه المناسبه السعيده أعلن تبرعي بالمبلغ المسترد إلى الجمعيات الخيريه لبناء المستنوطنات الاسرائيليه في الضفه الغربيه … وايضا تبرع بسيط لسلطان الين ما عزمي يحوله يوم الجمعه … ملاحظه التبرع بريال السعودي وليس القطري فلا تستغرب وتنفجع#زرق_كضيتك https://t.co/m20qHZugjx pic.twitter.com/lToPBLM9Ab
— حسن أبوالخير 🇸🇦 (@HasanAbulkeer) June 24, 2019
And despite the implications in the above article, he got plenty of support.
— Farah ☾★..🇸🇦 (@alhappy_1992) June 24, 2019
Not surprisingly, this was not Hassan’s first pro-Israel tweet.
We seem to be in the midst of a new Arab Spring – and the intransigent, terror-pursuing palestinians are going to be left in the dark.
Update: Hassan’s response to my question whether he plans to visit Israel
— حسن أبوالخير 🇸🇦 (@HasanAbulkeer) June 27, 2019