Pro-Palestinian supporters demonstrate over the ongoing conflict with Israel. Photo: AFP
Pro-Palestinian supporters demonstrate over the ongoing conflict with Israel. Photo: AFP
Middle East

As Israel pounds Gaza, Malaysia and Indonesia fill Arab void to back Palestinians’ cause

  • With states such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE having closed ranks with Israel to take on Iran, speaking up for the Palestinians has fallen to Southeast Asian Muslim nations
  • Hardline stance of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei will be closely watched by China and Russia as they seek to shift the US position on the violence in the UN Security Council

Pro-Palestinian supporters demonstrate over the ongoing conflict with Israel. Photo: AFP
Pro-Palestinian supporters demonstrate over the ongoing conflict with Israel. Photo: AFP
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