Middle East Twitter users mock Arab League’s slow response to Gaza

November 15, 2012

The Arab League has never really had much of a reputation for action or efficiency. Still, its slow response to the unfolding violence between Israel and Gaza-based Hamas is drawing some derision on social media.

Though the United Nations Security Council held an emergency session on Wednesday night to discuss the crisis, the Arab League, which represents neighboring Arab states, will not meet until Saturday. A spokesman had earlier told Reuters that the body would meet "either Thursday or Saturday," which seems to have added to the sense of non-urgency.

Amira Al Hussaini of Global Voices rounded up some of the "ridicule and anger from netizens around the Arab world" toward the Arab League's response. Here are some of her finds (the first two are my favorites), plus a couple I've added.

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Max Fisher · November 15, 2012