Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday. During the talk, he reiterated his country’s support for the Palestinian people and cause. Emir of Qatar is said to have announced 33 million Qatari riyals for the people of Gaza.
According to the Qatari News Agency (QNA), Haniyeh briefed Sheikh Tamim on “the critical humanitarian conditions faced by the people of Gaza as a result of the ongoing siege of the territory and the resultant fuel shortage.” She told that several hospitals have been closed due to non-availability of fuel, as a result, hundreds of patients’ lives are at risk.
The emir, for his part, promised Haniyeh that Doha would maintain its longstanding support for the Palestinian people, especially in terms of rebuilding Gaza’s war-battered infrastructure.
Haniyeh, meanwhile, expressed his thanks on behalf of the people of Gaza for Qatar’s “continued support for the Palestinian cause.”