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Islamic Jihad, the second largest group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas, voiced support for the Hamas move and called for the continuation of the weekly demonstrations near the border with Israel.
A third Qatari cash donation for impoverished Gaza civil servants was supposed to be made this week after it was held back by Israel in protest of Palestinian border violence.
"We agreed with Israel to solve the electricity problem, line 161 and rights of sea passage," the Qatari diplomat said at a meeting with Palestinian faction leaders in Gaza.
Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid Mohamed A. Al-Attiyah asserted that the “major issue” behind all the turbulence in the Middle East is “that we are lagging behind on the peace process."
By JPOST.COM STAFF,HERB KEINON
Hamas has denied the reports, contending that its relations with Qatar are unchanged and Mashaal is still in the Gulf nation.
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Brookings think tank is home to former Middle East envoy; Arab state’s four-year donation totals $14.8m.
By HERB KEINON
“As the world’s richest country, Qatar has proven that it controls the three B’s; it can buy, bribe or bully its way to owning anything including the 2022 World Cup," UN envoy says.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
A Balad spokesman said the MKs Jamal Zahalke, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas paid for the trip to Qatar themselves.
By LAHAV HARKOV
American Jewish leaders asked Israel's ambassador, Ron Dermer, whether they should meet with Qatar's emir. He encouraged them not to do so.
By MICHAEL WILNER
Malcolm Hoenlein, who is close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has long maintained covert contacts with Arab and Muslim countries.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Hadar Goldin was killed, his body snatched by Hamas during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
By TAMAR BEERI
Qatar has been seeking to play a relevant role in Israel’s Gaza policy amid the crisis with Hamas that has unfolded over the last six months.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The story behind Al Jazeera's confidential documentary series, "The Lobby."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
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