June 10, 2024 Special Dispatch No. 11390

MEMRI President Yigal Carmon: How To Rescue All The Hostages Quickly By Pressuring Hamas's Patron Qatar

June 10, 2024
Qatar, Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 11390

Qatar is Hamas

And Hamas is Qatar

There are around 120 Israeli hostages still held captive in Gaza. In November 2023, MEMRI President and Founder Yigal Carmon published two articles about how to rescue the hostages as quickly as possible.

In order to save the hostages, we must first set the record straight. Qatar is not an honest broker. It has been playing a deadly double game with the U.S. and the West for many years. As far as Hamas is concerned, Qatar built it up from a small, weak Gaza group into a global organization with tremendous terrorist capabilities. With its massive funding, Qatar made it possible for Hamas to grab control of the Gaza Strip from the PLO and to transform it into an Islamic extremism-based society. Hence, Qatar is not an impartial mediator, but it is de facto Hamas's patron.

It was on the Qatari Al-Jazeera TV that Hamas military commander Muhammad Deif declared war on the morning of Saturday, October 7. And it comes as no surprise that it was in the home of Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Jamal, in Nuseirat in the Gaza Strip, that three Israeli hostages were held captive.

Hamas lives off economic and political support from Qatar. Hence, Hamas's life depends on Qatar. Only if it feels threatened will Qatar truly help. Only if Qatar's very existence is put in question by using political, economic, legal, and security pressure will it move to help the U.S. and Israel to release the hostages. Right now, Qatar is cheating them both while trying with all its might to help Hamas.

This photo reflects the relationship between the leader of Hamas and his patron, the emir of Qatar.

See below MEMRI President Yigal Carmon's articles:

How To Rescue All The Hostages Quickly – And Protect The West From The Islamic Terrorism Of The Crime Family That Rules Qatar, November 21, 2023

"Qatar will not, however, commit suicide for Hamas, and when it sees that it must choose between Hamas and ceasing to exist, it will choose existence, and Hamas will comply with its demands because Qatar is its lifeline without which Hamas will not exist – especially during and after a war."

How To Rescue The American Hostages As Quickly As Possible, November 6, 2023

"In order to save the hostages, we must first set the record straight. Qatar has been playing a deadly double game with the U.S. for many years. It supports all Islamist terrorist organizations (ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas, and Hezbollah). Worst of all, in 1996, it hid future 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) in Doha, and when the FBI came to arrest him, informing only the Qatari Emir, KSM disappeared within hours. Richard Clarke, adviser to two U.S. Presidents, attested to this in his book and in the media.

"Many Americans believe that they owe Qatar for its hosting of the U.S. CENTCOM base. The truth is precisely the opposite: It is Qatar that owes the U.S., for locating this base there. Without this base's presence in the country, Qatar would disappear within less than a week – its neighbors would eat it up."

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