By reading the newspapers of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates issued today, as well as their channels and media websites, it is clear that they participated in the widespread celebration of the coup in Tunisia, which was carried out by Qais Saeed in Tunisia, and allocated large spaces for it and striving for its success.
Yesterday, Sunday, President Qais Saeed, after an emergency meeting with military and security leaders, announced the freezing of Parliament’s competencies, and the exemption of Prime Minister Hisham Al-Mashishi from his duties, provided that he himself assumes the executive authority with the help of a government whose prime minister is appointed.
Saudi newspapers and the Tunisian coup
In this context, the Saudi newspaper “Okaz” clearly supported the coup in Tunisia and wrote headlines such as: “Tunisian anger burns the Brotherhood,” “Tunisia is rising against the Brotherhood… Ghannouchi is falling,” and “After the president’s decisions, the Tunisian street celebrates the end of the group’s era.” The terrorist… Abeer Moussa paved the way… and the anger of the Tunisian street brought the curtain down.”
The newspaper claimed that Tunisian President Kais Saied’s decisions came to dismiss the government, freeze parliament and lift the immunity of its members, in response to the street uprising against the Brotherhood and its dominance of the legislative and executive authorities.
The Asharq al-Awsat newspaper also reported the headline: “The Tunisian Labor Union supports the movement and demands the president for constitutional guarantees.”
The newspaper published an article under the title: “Tunisia: Is democracy more important than removing Ennahda?”
Where the writer wondered: “Does this mean that removing Ennahda from power and its positions in Parliament and in the street justifies resorting to all means, including restricting the democratic work that was announced in Saeed’s decision to freeze the work of Parliament for a month, lift the parliamentary immunity of its members and seize the powers of the plaintiff? year and the dismissal of the government?”
He added, “It seems legitimate to fear that the only democratic experiment that has achieved relative success at the political level among the countries of the Arab revolutions, may fall to the current test, and fall into the abyss of authoritarian regimes.”
As for the Saudi newspaper, Al-Watan, it claimed that “Saeed has taken a package of successive exceptional decisions, to stop the state of confusion in the country; As a result of the practices of the Brotherhood’s Ennahda movement, which controls the legislative authority in the country.”
She said: “Kais Said’s decisions received overwhelming popular support, as thousands of Tunisians gathered in the squares to celebrate these measures, which would address the state of confusion caused by successive governments in Tunisia along with Parliament’s management of the political scene, which failed to respond to the aspirations and aspirations of the Prime Time Zone. Tunisian.
Al-Riyadh newspaper also published a story in the same format. In Riyadh, there was also a headline: “In response to the protests, the Tunisian president relieves the prime minister and freezes parliament.”
And in another headline: “The Tunisian President relieves the Minister of Defense… and political entities support the measures.”
UAE newspapers and the Tunisian coup
In the Emirates, the Emirati newspaper Al-Ittihad wrote under the headline “After Saeed’s decisions.. what is happening in Tunisia?”: “A great state of anticipation after the decision of Tunisian President Qais Saeed to lift immunity from Parliament and suspend all its powers with the dismissal of the prime minister of the “Brotherhood Renaissance Movement.” Hisham Al-Mashishi, against the backdrop of ongoing protests against the Ennahda movement and the burning of its headquarters in several Tunisian states due to the deteriorating situation in the country.
Al-Bayan newspaper also reported several headlines such as “The Tunisian president shares his Prime Time Zone’s celebration of his decision to freeze parliament and dismiss the government,” “Tunisia is rising against the Brotherhood,” and “Tunisians break the stone and go out to celebrate the president’s decisions.”
Activists on the communication sites pointed to the activity of a page loyal to the fugitive Palestinian leader, Muhammad Dahlan, in launching posts that incite Tunisians to violence and support the coup and finance them through Facebook in order to reach the largest number.
A Palestinian page loyal to the dismissed leader of the Fatah movement, Muhammad Dahlan, sends “sponsoring” funded publications to the Tunisian Prime Time Zone, inciting what is happening and calling on the citizens of Gaza to expel those it called “the darkness.”#Tunisia It is being exposed to a major regional conspiracy, so O God, make the plot of those who are lurking in it to destroy it and protect the country and the Prime Time Zone pic.twitter.com/Xo2cSindyU
– Shams Al-Din Al-Naqaz (@NaguezChams) July 26, 2021
The “Presidential Guard” page loyal to Muhammad Dahlan published inciting pictures against Ghannouchi and the Ennahda party, and the Tunisians’ instigator commented on the violence: “The Tunisian Prime Time Zone declare it a revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood (Ennahda) party, and Tunisian revolutionaries storm their headquarters in all Tunisian states and burn them.”
And the post of the page loyal to Muhammad Dahlan continued, “And celebrations in Tunisia after the decisions of President Qais bin Said and calls for youth in Gaza to follow in the footsteps of the Tunisian Prime Time Zone and get rid of darkness.”
Analysts believe that the storming and closing of Al-Jazeera’s office and preventing it from filming in Tunisia, and the subsequent prohibition of Arab television from filming in front of Parliament, in conjunction with allowing all media owned by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to freedom of work and broadcasting directly, reinforces suspicions that there are Emirati hands that move what is happening .
It is noteworthy that this coup was announced by Qais Saeed, only 4 days after he called the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed.
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A sharp wave of criticism has been launched on social media since midnight yesterday, after Tunisian President Kais Saied announced the coup against Parliament, the government and the Public Prosecution Office.
Tunisian President Kais Saied had announced, in a televised speech, that he had suspended the parliament’s work, lifted the immunity of its members, and relieved the Prime Minister, Hisham Al-Mashishi, and assumed the presidency of the Public Prosecution.
In his speech during a meeting with security and military leaders, Saeed added that he decided to take over the executive authority with the help of a prime minister who would appoint him himself, threatening that “whoever fires a single bullet, our armed military and security forces will confront him with a barrage of bullets.”
Qais Said’s announcement sparked widespread anger in the political and human rights community through social media, as the majority of those who rejected Said’s declaration were a “complete coup” against the Prime Time Zone and the executive authority.
Many politicians and jurists also confirmed that this “coup” had been planned for months with Emirati help, and some even described it as the “fourth UAE coup.”
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