Qatar ‘extremely worried’ about deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani (Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  August 13, 2022

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani said on Friday that his country was “extremely worried” about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza.

This came during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, where he made an official two-day visit that started on Thursday.

Al-Thani announced that Qatar: “Is extremely worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Palestine, mainly the Gaza Strip,” stressing that the Palestinian issue is “pivotal” for the small but gas-rich Gulf State.

This came less than a week after a three-day Israeli offensive on Gaza that led to the deaths of 49 Palestinians, including 17 children, four women and 360 wounded.