Video reveals Qatar’s hidden relations with Israel



Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 09:03 GMT


Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 09:03 GMT

Egypt and some Gulf states banned Al-Jazeera - AFP/KAMRAN JEBREILI

Egypt and some Gulf states banned Al-Jazeera - AFP/KAMRAN JEBREILI

CAIRO – 9 December 2017: Activists on Facebook circulated a video entitled "Qatar is terrorism killing people and false media assassinating the nation's awareness," on Saturday.

The video revealed Qatar’s normalization with the Israeli occupation and the long history of hidden relations between Qatar and Israel.

Qatar’s media arm, Al-Jazeera, was the first to open the door of normalization with Israel, the video pointed out.

Al-Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau chief, Walid Omary, said to Israeli newspaper Haaretz that since Al-Jazeera’s establishment, it has become an outlet for Israel to promote its opinions and dialogue before the Arab and Islamic world.

In 1996, Israel, under former PM Shimon Peres, opened its first trade office in the Qatari capital, Doha, which indicates that it was more than a trade office, especially as it was headed by an Israeli ambassador from the Foreign Ministry, added Omary.

The video further revealed that Al-Jazeera hosted Israeli military spokesman Avijaa Adraei several times to address Arab audiences and promote Israeli terms regarding Arabic heritage.

Al-Jazeera also hosted former Israeli President Shimon Peres, as well as Tzipi Livni, former Israeli foreign minister and leader of Israel’s “Kadima” Party.

Earlier, the Arab Writers Union blamed Qatar’s Al-Jazeera in a statement for the destructive role it plays, as the channel represents “takfiri” ideology and spreads hatred, in addition to interfering in the internal affairs of the other Arab countries through encouraging disorder and inciting murder.

The statement condemned the Qatari regime for funding and supporting terrorism in other Arab nations. It also called on Arab writers, cultural figures and organizations to totally suspend dealings with Qatar until it complies with all the demands that the Arab quartet had outlined earlier.

"It is no longer acceptable for the media, including the Qatari ones such as Al-Jazeera, to be immune from liability for the damages afflicting the region," said Dr. Ahmed Hamli, president of the Arab Federation, earlier on the sidelines of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s 36th session.

Following the Arab boycott of Doha, a list of 13 demands was handed to Doha’s government by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain for reconciliation, which included the closing of Al-Jazeera broadcasting channel.



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