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  • Emir of Qatar makes landmark visit to Gaza

    October 23, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, became the first head of state to visit the Gaza Strip since Hamas took over in 2007.

    Al-Thani was greeted by a Palestinian honor guard as he entered Gaza on Tuesday from Egypt. He is heading a humanitarian mission to launch reconstruction projects totaling $250 million, according to Reuters, and pledged another $150 million in projects during the visit.

    The emir was scheduled to speak at the Gaza City stadium. Thousands of security guards secured his visit.

  • WikiLeaks cables: You can’t blame Israel for mistrusting Arabs, says Qatari ruler

    November 30, 2010 | 11:43 am

    Israelis can’t be blamed for mistrusting Arabs, according to remarks by the ruler of the Arab state of Qatar released by the WikiLeaks group in the latest of a string of surprising revelations.

    Qatar’s Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, made the comments in a meeting with U.S....

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