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Qatar envoy stresses his respect for all Palestinian factions

May 16, 2019 at 11:39 am

Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip, Mohammed Al-Emadi in Gaza on 25 January 2019 [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Comments made by Qatari Ambassador to the Palestinian Territories Mohammad Al-Emadi were misunderstood, he explained after being accused of claiming that the Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad had ignited the latest round of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip.

Al-Emadi stressed that he respects all Palestinian factions and maintains relations with all of them, including members of Islamic Jihad.

Palestinian factions, he continued, are working based on a realistic evaluation of the situation on the ground for Palestinians.

Al-Emadi left the Gaza Strip yesterday after a two-day visit which saw Qatar distribute $100 in aid to 108,000 families in the besieged Gaza Strip. In total, $15 million was distributed to poor families and a further $15 million was spent on fuel for the electricity company in Gaza.

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