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Qatar accuses Israel of 'war crime' in Gaza

Sheikh Hamad calls for mutual ceasefire in Gaza, end to Israeli blockade of the besieged Strip.

- Sheikh Hamad: 'horrors befalling the Gaza Strip'

DOHA - The emir of Qatar, the only Gulf Arab monarchy to have trade relations with Israel, accused the Jewish state of committing a "war crime" in Gaza and renewed a call for an extraordinary Arab summit.

"The Israeli aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip is a war crime," Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said late Sunday in a televised address.

He renewed an earlier call on fellow Arab leaders to hold an extraordinary summit in support of Gaza, as Israel escalated its offensive on the territory which has killed more than 515 Palestinians.

"The mobilisation on the Arab street and several peace movements in the world have proven that this is the least the people expect from us. I believed and st

Added: Jan-5-2009 Occurred On: Jan-5-2009
By: red_pill
Middle East
Tags: Qatar, Israel, war crime, oil, Moslem, Muslim, Palestinians, Arab
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