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Qatar, Saudi rulers meet in Jeddah for Gaza cease-fire talks [Israel and Hamas]
Today's Zaman ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/23/2014 8:37:06 PM PDT by Star Traveler

For the first time since an unprecedented diplomatic rift among Gulf powerhouses, Qatar's emir flew to Saudi Arabia late on Tuesday in a surprise visit and met with King Abdullah to discuss cease-fire efforts that have yet to bring an end to 15 days of war in the Gaza Strip.

A senior Saudi official told The Associated Press that Saudi Crown Prince Salman, and Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin also attended the meetings with Qatar's Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the coastal city of Jeddah.

King Abdullah's security adviser Prince Bandar bin Sultan and the king's son who heads the National Guard, Prince Miteb, also sat in on the discussion, the official said. He spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of the meeting.

The meeting brought together two influential Arab brokers backing different cease-fire initiatives. Saudi Arabia is supporting an Egyptian cease-fire initiative that Israel accepted but Hamas rejected. Qatar, on the other hand, is the main conduit of Hamas conditions for a cease-fire that include guarantees for the lifting of a seven-year blockade of Gaza, enforced by Israel and Egypt.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; qatar
This article needs to be read in association with all the other articles on Hamas being backed by Turkey and Qatar - and with them being one of the major blocks backing Hamas, with the other block being Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Qatar has been getting closer to Iran, too. In addition to that, Israel just made the accusation against Qatar that they are the Prime Financier for Hamas!

Just search through my prior posted articles in the last couple of weeks. You'll find several there.

1 posted on 07/23/2014 8:37:06 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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Prior posted articles ...

2 posted on 07/23/2014 8:39:01 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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