Israel media searches for Saudi pro-Israel blogger

Middle East Monitor  /  October 6, 2023

An Israeli newspaper shed light on the disappearance of Saudi blogger Mohammed Saud, who supports the Israeli occupation and was planning to meet with Israeli Minister of Communications Shlomo Karhi, who is currently visiting Saudi Arabia.

Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth reported: “Saud’s family and friends were unable to reach him after he explained that he was supposed to meet with the Israeli minister, Karhi, who is visiting Riyadh, as the Saudi authorities prevent him from meeting with Saudis.”

Recently published reports in both the US and Saudi Arabia stated that the Saudi pro-Israel blogger Saud disappeared minutes before a planned interview in Israel, according to what was reported by Israel’s i24News website.

The same source confirmed: “This information comes at a time when an Israeli delegation headed by Minister Karhi is visiting Saudi Arabia. After Saudi’s family and friends failed to reach him since Thursday morning, fears have been raised that he may have been kidnapped by the government or anti-Israeli parties in Saudi Arabia.”

This is not the first time that Saud’s disappearance has been reported. A few months ago, a similar situation occurred when the blogger disappeared for several months.

Saud was expelled by Jerusalem citizens after he tried to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli forces. In his last tweet on X (formerly Twitter), he uploaded a picture of Minister Karhi in a synagogue in Riyadh, reading from the Torah and holding a candle for the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

Israel’s Channel 14 supports the extreme right and previously announced that the Saudi blogger would participate in a program intended for broadcast on Monday, but at the last minute, he went missing, and the channel’s crew could not reach him.