Qatar welcomes peace plan, urges changes
Doha, Qatar - Qatar responded cautiously on Wednesday to US President Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, saying it welcomed efforts to broker ‘longstanding peace’ but warned that was unattainable without concessions to the Palestinians.
Qatar is a supporter of the Palestinian cause and has previously hosted leaders of Hamas, the movement that rules the Gaza Strip.
The Gulf state has provided millions of dollars in aid to Gaza to fund fuel deliveries to the territory’s sole power station and cash handouts to needy families. But Qatar is also a strong ally of the US. It hosts Washington’s largest airbase in the region.
‘Qatar welcomes all efforts aiming towards a longstanding peace in the occupied Palestinian territories, appreciating the endeavours of the current US administration to find solutions for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict," the Qatar News Agency reported.