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Qatari envoy to Gaza rouses Hamas' ire

Palestinians have expressed their anger at the Qatari ambassador’s statements in which he claimed that Hamas and Israel are conducting secret negations to avoid war.
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Qatari Ambassador to the Palestinian territories Mohammed al-Emadi had a series of press interviews in July in which he expressed new positions that surprised many Palestinians and perhaps embarrassed Hamas. Emadi took some unprecedented stances in the history of Qatari diplomacy toward the Palestinian cause.

On July 17, Emadi, serving as head of Qatar’s Gaza Reconstruction Committee, told Al Jazeera, “Hamas and Israel reached a tacit understanding to keep their military confrontation at low intensity and avoid a full-scale war,” noting that “there is an understanding between Hamas and Israel not to commit to killing from each side.”

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