Rumors circulating of a military coup in Qatar: true or fake
According to various reports, a Saudi-backed military overthrow might be taking place in Qatar. The reports are unconfirmed as social media has been reportedly shut down. According to the report, former Qatari PM and FM Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, tried to overthrow Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the current Emir of Qatar because he ordered an investigation into Hamad’s corporations for corruption, Breaking Israel New reports in its article Rumors Circulating of a Military Coup in Qatar Against Hamas-Supporting Government.
It should be noted that Qatar is the main donor state to the Hamas terror regime in Gaza. In late March, Al Thani, has ordered $150 million in aid to be delivered to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. And although Doha claimed that the funds were meant to help the coastal enclave battle coronavirus, the agreement didn’t specify how much of the $150 would be allocated to preventing the spread of the pandemic in Gaza.
Urdu Point reports in its article Reports On Coup Attempt In Qatar False - Foreign Ministry Source that a source in the Qatari Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Monday that social media reports alleging an attempted coup in the country are false. Earlier in the say, a video, allegedly made in early hours on Monday and showing unusual activity in Al Wakrah area in Doha with clearly heard gunshots, appeared on social networks.
A comment to the video suggested that a coup was being launched in Qatar by former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, whose company, according to anonymous sources on social networks, has recently been subjected to checks. "These are fake news," the source said.
According to a Sputnik correspondent, the situation in Doha and particularly in Al Wakrah area is calm, and no signs of the alleged coup can be observed.