| 24 February 2024, Saturday |

Qatar PM: We will continue to pressure Israel and Hamas for a truce

The prime minister of Qatar declared on Sunday that even with the “narrowing” odds, Doha will keep pressuring Israel and Hamas to declare a ceasefire.

According to Reuters, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani further stated that discussions, not Israeli military action, were the reason hostages were freed from Gaza.

He was speaking at the Doha Forum conference in Qatar.

He added that an entire generation in the Middle East is at risk of becoming radicalized because of the Gaza war.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the gathering that the United States should also be held responsible for Israeli attacks on Gaza and the loss of Palestinian lives.

For his part, Jordan’s foreign minister Ayman Safadi said that Israel was implementing a systematic policy of pushing Palestinians out of Gaza by a war that has killed thousands of civilians.

Safadi, whose country borders the West Bank and had absorbed the bulk of Palestinians after Israel’s creation in 1948, also said Israel had created an “amount of hatred ” that would “haunt the region” and “define generations to come”, reported Reuters.


  • Asharq Al-Awsat