Saturday, November 25, 2017
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

Qatar envoy to Gaza pledges continued support

Ambassador Mohammed al-Emadi visited Gaza and promised that Qatari projects estimated at $1.4bn will continue.

Qatar’s ambassador to Gaza has pledged continued support to the besieged coastal enclave on his first visit since the start of the Gulf crisis early last month.

Mohammed al-Emadi arrived in Gaza along with his deputy head Khaled al-Hardan on Friday.

"Despite the crisis in Qatar, we will continue to support you," al-Emadi said on Sunday. "We will open a new Qatari project and continue the projects which are already under way."

Over the past five years, Qatar has already pledged $1.4bn worth of reconstruction money which has been going to hospitals, upgrading roads to housing projects.

Al-Emadi is also the head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza.

Hamas official Musheer al-Masri said that the Qatari envoy's visit "indicates the genuineness with which Qatar deals with the Palestinian cause".

"The visit indicates Qatar's full - and not just seasonal - support of Palestine, both on an official and popular level," he said, "even with the difficult times they are currently facing."

The PA has recently undertaken a series of measures aimed at applying pressure on Hamas to relinquish control, such as slashing the salaries of its own government employees in Gaza and asking Israel to reduce the supply of electricity to the besieged strip.

"Hamas is looking for more friends and it’ll certainly be glad that Qatar, for now at least, is pledging to maintain its support,” Fawcett said.

Some two million people live in the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli blockade for 10 years. The UN has warned that the dire humanitarian crises afflicting Gaza would render the territory uninhabitable by the year 2020.

electricity


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

HRW lambasts Saudi counterterrorism...

Read More

Palestinian factions agree on elect...

Read More

Arab nations blockading Qatar expan...

Read More

Russia, Iran and Turkey agree to ho...

Read More

Syrian opposition in Riyadh: Assad ...

Read More

US warns citizens against travellin...

Read More

Global_News

Assault on worshippers in Sufi mosque has left at least 235 people dead, creating more tension in the Sinai Peninsula.

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Week in Pictures

Vietnam floods as APEC begin

Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency