Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi said in a July 3, 2022 show on Palestinian Authority TV that the Arab countries do not care about the Palestinian cause anymore because to "so-called" Arab Spring had actually been an American and Zionist plot to sow unrest in the Arab countries and distract them from the Palestinian issue. For more about Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 5275, 4611, 4483, 4435, 4127, 2440, 2273, and 2189.
Tawfiq Al-Tirawi: "What can be said about the condition of the Arabs? You see the condition of the Arabs. Every Arab country tells you... Syria says 'Syria first,' Egypt says 'Egypt first,' Algeria says 'Algeria first,' Tunisia says 'Tunisia first...'"
Interviewer: "Each country has its own problems."
Al-Tirawi: "This is the case because the so-called 'Arab Spring' was not an 'Arab' spring — It was an American-Zionist Spring. Its basic goal was to disintegrate the Arab regimes and states, so that the Palestinian cause becomes the last thing that the Arab nations care about, and so that the Arab regimes will not be able to say a single word about the Palestinian issue."
Interviewer: "But we can still see progressive positions among the people, not only among the Arab nations, but even in the U.S. itself."
Al-Tirawi: "This is true, but the Arab nations... Take the great Syrian nation, for example, or the great Lebanese nation, or any of our Arab nations, they are all great. So what do the Lebanese people care about the Palestinian cause, in light of the hunger, the lack of security, the absence of a government, and all the problems that Lebanon is faced with? There are millions of displaced people in Syria. [Look at] what the U.S. and the so-called Arab spring did in Syria. What can you do now? The economy is in a bad state, the security situation is in a bad state, and so on. This is true for all the Arab countries: Tunisia... Every Arab country! We, as Arab countries, have a problem that was created by the so-called Arab Spring."