November 29, 2023 Special Dispatch No. 10988

The Raven Project Leaks: Qatar Reportedly Paid $10 Million To Lebanese Politician Walid Jumblatt In 2018

November 29, 2023
Qatar | Special Dispatch No. 10988

The following is a translation of a Qatari document in Arabic that was leaked as part of Project Raven.[1] The leaked document reportedly reveals that in 2018 the Qatari Embassy in Beirut paid Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt $10 million for financing his Progressive Socialist Party's parliamentary election campaign.

The Embassy of the State of Qatar


March 7, 2018

Top Secret and Urgent

The Qatari Embassy in Beirut conveys its warmest regards to the Foreign Ministry [of Qatar] – Financial Administration.

In reference to the memo of the esteemed Foreign Ministry of Qatar No. w kh/5/0020133/2018, dated February 28, 2018, regarding accepting the request submitted by Mr. Walid Jumblatt, the head of the Progressive Socialist Party, and regarding your bank transfer in the amount of $10 million for the purpose of funding the upcoming parliamentary election campaign of the Progressive Socialist Party.

The Embassy is honored to inform the esteemed Foreign Ministry that the amount of $10 million has been delivered to Mr. Walid Jumblatt. Please find enclosed a receipt for the sum on behalf of the recipient.

The Qatari Embassy in Beirut takes this opportunity to reiterate to the esteemed Foreign Ministry its respect and its appreciation.



[1] Project Raven was a confidential initiative to help the UAE surveil other governments, militants, and human rights activists ( See also MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10966, Documents Reportedly Reveal 2010 Agreement Between Then-French President Sarkozy And Then-Qatari Crown Prince Tamim Bin Hamad, In Which Qatar Pledged To Pay Sarkozy 300 Million Euros, November 20, 2023; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10973, The Raven Project Leaks: Alleged Qatari Support Of 3 Million Euros For Human Rights Watch, November 21, 2023; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10978, The Raven Project Leaks: Former South African President Reportedly Received $2 Million For Thabo Mbeki Institute, November 22, 2023; Special Dispatch No. 10986, The Raven Project Leaks: $15 Million Reportedly Paid To Islamist Movements In Northern Mali And The Sahel, November 29, 2023.

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