The Lebanese newspaper «al-Miaden» reported that Qatar gave the Hamas leadership a list of the members of this terrorist organization, whose stay on the territory of the Qatari authorities wanted to get rid of.
In particular, we are talking about Hamas that is responsible for communicating with groups operating in the West Bank. While Qatari authorities have apologized for this step, which they decided «under pressure».
Recall that in late may, a group of congressmen from the Republican and Democratic parties introduced in the US Congress bill imposing sanctions on foreign citizens, agencies and governments that provide assistance to the Palestinian terrorist organizations Hamas, Islamic Jihad and others.
Ed Royce, one of the authors of the bill, the Chairman of the Committee on foreign Affairs, house of representatives, U.S. Congress, said that «Hamas is a murderous terrorist organization that uses civilians as human shields, and anyone who funds or supports Hamas should be under us sanctions».
Thus, Qatar supporting the «Muslim brotherhood» and Hamas, was under threat of economic sanctions from the United States. Ed Royce, who initiated the conference on the question of sanctions against Qatar and other «state sponsors of terrorism», stressed that only the threat of sanctions may force Doha to stop supporting terrorists.
In response, the foreign Minister of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdurrahman al-Thani hastily said that Qatar has never supported and will not support the «Muslim brotherhood».
About two weeks ago, U.S. President Donald trump, speaking at a summit of regional leaders in Riyadh, referred to Hamas when talking about terrorist organizations in the middle East.
Hamas responded to the words of Donald trump, without waiting for the end of his speech at the summit. A spokesman for Hamas, Mushir al-Masri said the Palestinian media that identified the Hamas terrorist organization, Donald trump has demonstrated his bias and the fact that he is sympathetic to the occupation regime.
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