Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani

Qatar's Emir To Visit Gaza, Hamas Says

West Bank officials express disappointment with emir's lack of consultation.

10/22/2012

The emir of pro-Western Qatar is set to become the first head of state to visit Gaza Strip, raising serious geopolitical concerns over the future direction of the Hamas-dominated Palestinian enclave.

According to Israel Hayom, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is officially visiting the Palestinian enclave to inaugurate reconstruction projects worth over $250 million.

Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Wikimedia Commons
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