Emir of Qatar Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani – Photo compiled by Egypt Today/Mohamed Zain
CAIRO – 21 July 2018: Qatar’s Former Ambassador to Netherlands Khalid bin Fahad Al Khater has funded terrorist operations in the Netherlands and Europe, Dubai-based Al Bayan newspaper reported.
The newspaper managed to obtain documents that affirmed the relationship between Qatar’s embassy and the recent terrorist operations in the Netherlands.
The first document revealed that Al Khater transferred a huge amount of money to an Egyptian woman called Omnia Abdelaziz Mousa. This woman worked as a mediator between Qatar and terrorist elements; Al Bayan reports that she recommended elements to the embassy to be funded and encouraged committing terrorist acts inside the Netherlands.
The second document disclosed that € 250, 000 have been transferred to purchase advanced mobile phones and a number of laptops to terrorist elements and cover the travel expenses of terrorists who traveled from the Netherlands to Turkey to receive training.
The third document stated that the Qatari Embassy in the Hague paid € 20,000 monthly in 10 batches to collect information about youth nominated to penetrate mosques in the Netherlands to publish Information that Qatar supports Islamic work and places of worship.
About a year ago, Qatar was hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis after multiple Arab nations, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region with its support for Islamist groups.
The Arab quartet halted all land, air and sea traffic with Qatar, and withdrew their diplomats and ambassadors from the Qatari peninsula. The Arab quartet issued 13 demands to Doha – then shortened to six principles - including closing Al Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base.
The four Arab countries severed relations with Doha over what they say was its close links to Iran, which has been accused of interfering in Arab countries’ affairs and being behind terrorist plots. Doha restored full diplomatic relations with Tehran amid the crisis.
One major disagreement between Qatar and its neighbors has been the former’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been outlawed as a terrorist group by the boycotting countries.
Since the eruption of the crisis, Qatar showed no intention of solving the strife. However, Qatar placed several people and entities on its terrorism list in March, including several Qatari nationals already blacklisted by the Arab quartet that accused Doha of supporting militants. Qatar’s issuance of a terror list of 19 individuals and eight entities has done little to impress decision-makers in the four Arab countries.