Qatar, a Leading Sponsor of Terrorism, Is Not an Impartial Mediator

(Gatestone Institute) Bassam Tawil - The idea that Qatar has been acting as a mediator in the negotiations between Israel and Hamas for the release of Israeli hostages is laughable. Qatar has actually long been staunchly aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is an offshoot. Qatar has long hosted Hamas leaders and allowed the terrorist group to set up an office in Doha. Qatar's close relations with Hamas should clearly disqualify it from brokering the release of the Israeli hostages. It is said, "Qatar is Hamas and Hamas is Qatar." If the Qataris had wanted to end the war in Gaza, they could have summoned the leaders of Hamas and issued an ultimatum to them to release the hostages or face deportation from the country. The Qataris are not doing so because their goal is to keep Hamas in power. "The Qataris are the No. 1 country in the world that finances terrorism, more than Iran," said Dr. Udi Levy, a former senior official of Israel's Mossad.

2024-04-25 00:00:00

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