Celebrating 25 Years of Scoop
Special: Up To 25% Off Scoop Pro Learn More

Search

 

Cablegate: Qatar Welcomes Israel's Withdrawal From Gaza

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS DOHA 001443

SIPDIS

FOR NEA/ARPI THORNE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL GZ IS QA
SUBJECT: QATAR WELCOMES ISRAEL'S WITHDRAWAL FROM GAZA


1. The government of Qatar announced its satisfaction with the
Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in a diplomatic circular
received August 16. The circular included an "unofficial
translation" in English (para. 2). In its statement, the GOQ
calls for withdrawal from all Palestinian territories and
establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its
capital. Qatari papers reported the government's official
position on front pages August 17.

2. English text of Diplomatic Circular No. 1192-22.

Unofficial Translation

The State of Qatar has welcomed and expressed its satisfaction
about the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

This has been disclosed by a responsible source at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs to Qatar News Agency.

The source has described the withdrawal as an important step
towards the establishment of the independent Palestinian state,
affirming that it is imperative that the Israelis complete their
withdrawal from all Palestinian territories in line with the
resolutions of the international legitimacy and the tenets of the
Road Map plan.

On this occasion, the source has expressed his felicitations to
the Palestinian people.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

At the end of his announcement, the source reiterated Qatar's
firm stance that the only way to achieve just and lasting peace
is through the implementation of the resolutions of the
international legitimacy and by enabling the Palestinian people
to practice all its legitimate rights, foremost to establish its
independent state on its territory with Jerusalem as its capital.

End text.
UNTERMEYER

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
World Headlines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.