“It’s remarkable,” said Diana Buttu, a Palestinian lawyer and analyst. “In all the other invasions and assaults on Gaza, there was at least some government that would come out and talk about how what Israel was doing was illegal and show some support. This time around, there’s been nothing. The silence is deafening.”
Abu Tarek Sadek, a Palestinian who lives in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, said it appeared as if the Palestinians were moving “backwards.”
“Before the uprisings, leaders of the old regime used to at least talk about the Palestinian cause, although they were lying,” he said. “Today we are completely absent. We used to be the No. 1 issue. Now, we’re No. 24.” NY Times
Here's the thing, the region has changed, but not for the better.
- Syrian civil war is still on going and right now has surpassed 160,000 killed and millions displaced.
- Libya is undergoing violent power struggle
- Iraq is being torn apart into three new territories
- Egypt is systematically dismantling Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure (and Hamas, the ruler of Gaza, is an offshoot Muslim Brotherhood)