|Doha, Qatar, on 5 June 2017.|
Saudi Arabia and its allies, who broke off diplomatic relations with Doha, published on Friday (June 9th) a list of people and organizations linked to “- terrorist ” activities, which they said were supported by Qatar.
The 59 people and 12 organizations on this list “are related to Qatar and are serving a suspicious political program in Qatar,” said a joint statement.
This demonstrates that Qatar” affirms on one side fight against terrorism while on the other it supports, finances and harbors terrorist organizations,” according to the terms of the communique.
Grouped shooting of the allies of Riyadh
This document is from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the neighboring Gulf countries of Qatar, and Egypt. They say they will spare no effort to hunt down those on the list.
It contains at least two names already quoted internationally, presented as financiers of terrorism and against which Qatar has taken action, according to a recent report of the US State Department.
The persons named on this list also include persons or organizations originating from Egypt, Bahrain or Libya. In addition, 18 are Qataris, including members of the ruling family of the emirate, including a former Minister of the Interior.
Another name known is the Egyptian Youssef Al-Qaradawi, considered the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. The famous preacher has been living in Qatar for years.
In the 12 entities pointed at, we find Qatar Charity, which presents itself as the humanitarian agency of the emirate and which is present in many countries.
The crisis broke out on June 5 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt broke off diplomatic relations with Doha by accusing Qatar of maintaining links with organizations.
Terrorist organizations and sectarian groups seeking to destabilize the region. Among them: the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic State, and al-Qaeda. These countries also blame Qatar for its rapprochement with Tehran, a major regional rival of Ryad.
They also imposed severe air restrictions and closed their land and sea borders with the small gas emirate. Qatar has rejected accusations described as ” unfounded”.
Libyans on the list
The list contains six Libyan names, five people, and one organization. These are names renowned for their extremism in Libya and even in neighboring Tunisia like Abdelhakim Belhaj. The ex-leader of the military council of Tripoli and former al-Qaeda is heading an extremist group, the Islamist Group fighter. His number two, Mahdi al-Harati, had left at the head of the Omma brigade in Syria before becoming mayor of Tripoli.
There are also two brothers Ali and Ismail Sallabi, two chiefs of Benghazi’s Defense Brigades, a branch of al-Qaeda. One of them was already on an American list. Their movement is also on the list. Then there is the Tripoli Mufti, Sadek Al-Ghiryani, spiritual leader of several extremist movements and a symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya. Removed from his duties in 2014, he remained very influential with a television channel to his credit.