There was an interesting story out a while back, that suggested that Bandar Bush has already threatened Putin to attack the Sochi Olympics. The Saudis are basically Zionists so far as I can tell. They don’t care one whit about the Palestinians, and they would just let Israel, do a wholesale extermination on them all. For them, that would be all fine and good!
Defenders of the Palestinians have been Hezbollah and Iran. Qatar was working on buying off Hamas, which I think they were largely successful in. I think the new Emir was brought in, because it’s believed he’d be more deferential to the Saudis in the world. Not sure what the father was trying to do, seemed like overtake the role of the Saudis. Which they and Iran kind of fight to influence Muslim Middle Eastern groups and countries — get them under their thumb.