British-Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan said in a video uploaded to his YouTube account on March 18, 2022 that the Ukraine-Russia war is a blessing and a gift from Allah to the Arabs. He explained that the Arabs benefit the most from the war since the price of oil had increased and since the West is now begging the Arabs to increase oil production. He said: "[Their] lives are in our hands... We should thank Allah [and] act like men." He also said that the Arabs sympathize with the Ukrainians because they are the victims of an American conspiracy, just like the Arabs in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Libya, and Sudan have been victims of American conspiracies that have killed millions of Arabs. In addition, Atwan said that Israel is considering buying deserted Greek islands for Israelis to flee to in the event of a missile attack from Lebanon, Gaza, Syria, or Iran.
Abdel Bari Atwan: "The Ukraine war is a blessing to the Arabs. It is a gift from Allah to the Arabs. I hope that the Arabs will know how to appreciate this blessing. The Arabs benefit most from this war.
"This does not mean that we have no sympathy for the Ukrainian people. No, they have our sympathy. They are victims of an American conspiracy, just like all of us are victims of American conspiracies in Iraq, in Libya, in Palestine, in Syria, in Yemen, and in Sudan. They really have our sympathy, but as Arabs, we benefit the most from this crisis.
"How come? First of all, you can see that the Westerners make pilgrimage from Europe and America to the Arabs. They go there to beg the Arabs to save them by increasing oil production.
"The Israeli National Fund [sic] is considering buying deserted Greek islands, so that the Israelis can flee there if they incur missile attacks from south Lebanon, Gaza, Syria, or Iran.
"Oil prices have risen. Who benefits from this? We do. The [Westerners'] lives are in our hands, as Arabs, now. We should thank Allah. We should think about the sources of power in our hands, and act like men! Stand like men!
"Along came Biden and said that President Putin is a war criminal. A war criminal? You are the war criminals! It is you who have destroyed is. You killed two million Iraqi martyrs. It is you who invaded Iraq, destroyed it, and stole its oil. It is you who destroyed Syria, [and are responsible] for half a million Syrian martyrs. You are also behind the war in Yemen."