Saudi King: Israel’s attacks on Lebanon, Palestinians could ignite regional war
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah said on Tuesday Israel’s military offensives on Lebanon and the Palestinians could ignite war in the Middle East.
“Saudi Arabia warns everybody that if the peace option fails because of Israeli arrogance, there will be no other option but war,” state-owned Al Ikhbariya television quoted the king as saying in an official statement.
“No one can predict what will happen if things get out of control,” he said. “The Arabs have declared peace as a strategic choice ... and put forward a clear and fair proposal of land for peace and have ignored (Arab) extremist calls opposing the peace proposal... but patience cannot last forever.”
”It must be said that patience can't last forever, and if the brutal Israeli military continues to kill and destroy, no one can foresee what may happen,” the King said.
Al-Ikhbariya said Saudi Arabia had pledged $500 million to rebuild Lebanon and $250 million for the Palestinians.