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Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad

Middle Israel: The sheikhdom that roared

Qatar is a metaphor for the waste of riches that could have changed the Arab future.

A map of Qatar is seen in this picture illustration June 5, 2017

Analysis: Upheaval in Gulf as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain sever Qatar ties

For Israel, the role of Qatar supporting Hamas has always been a thorn in the side.

Saudi Arabia - Women praying

Descendants of Saudi Wahhabism founder distance themselves from Qatar

The rift has also prompted authorities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to block the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera.

Hamas members carry Mahmoud al-Mabhouh's coffin in

‘Mabhouh died after being coaxed into Al-Jazeera interview'

Israel reportedly identified senior Hamas operative in interview and managed to track him down in Dubai, Palestinian news agency reports; Palpress doesn't rule out killing was "inside job."

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