... Egyptian insiders told Asharq al-Awsat that Hamas was lying...The same Egyptian sources accused Hamas ... of a series of falsehoods by the leaders of the organization. Nor did these stop there, and attacked in the Hamas leadership in an unprecedented manner.
"While the Hamas leadership is abroad, in Qatar and other places enjoying a comfortable life, holed up in luxury hotels and driving luxury cars, dozens of innocent Palestinians are killed every day...They are bleeding and paying the price for the political and military adventures of the movement's leadership."...Meanwhile, Hamas is relying on Qatar to act in its favor. A senior Qatari official told Reuters that Doha "will not put any pressure on Hamas to bring down or reduce or change their demands." The source noted that Mahmoud Abbas, who is currently in Qatar, will meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon before the former's meeting with Mashal.
At the same time, Abdulah Bin Bijad Al-Otaibi, a Saudi columnist, wrote Sunday in Asharq al-Awsat that,
"the killing of children and the elderly is a great crime against humanity... Yet it is odd that throughout those stupid provocations by Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel, we have seen no pictures either of them fighting or of their outposts..."
The only images coming out of the scene of the battle are those civilians, children and the elderly. Where are these brave warriors? Why do we not see them or their destroyed positions in any pictures of the dead?"