The United States (US) Mission in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh has posted a statement on its official Twitter account stating that it had “mistakenly” retweeted a post by the Saudi activist, Saad Al-Faqih, criticising the Jewish journalist visit to the Kingdom.
“We don’t support what Al-Faqih said in his recent tweet,” the US mission added, stressing that they have removed the tweet from the US missions’ website.
Early this week, Al-Faqih tweeted messages criticising the Saudi government on allowing an Israeli journalist, who works for at The Times of Israel, to enter the kingdom and visit its holy cities.
“This is Ben Tzion (not sure if it’s his official name) author of The Times Of Israel, bringing his ‘jewishness’ to the the masjid of our prophet in Madinah. It’s a non-muslim go zone, but I don’t know how and why he was admitted by the Saudi regime,” Al-Faqih’s message read.
He noted that the Israeli journalist’s visit was based on an invitation from the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, stressing that they are “friends.”
Al-Faqih has been summoned by the Saudi government.