Cablegate: Data Request: Qatari Assistance to the Palestinian
UNCLAS DOHA 001445
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID EFIN PREL IS WE GZ QA
SUBJECT: DATA REQUEST: QATARI ASSISTANCE TO THE PALESTINIAN
REF: STATE 146261
The government of Qatar paid in $10 million to the Arab
League Fund for the P.A. established at the AL Summit in
Beirut in 2000. The GOQ has also made the contributions noted
below. Information is based on Embassy sources as the GOQ has
not yet responded officially to our request for details.
-- Sheikha Moza (wife of the Amir) donated 1.5 million
British pounds in 2005 to a Palestinian medical center.
-- GOQ funded construction of a football stadium in Gaza.
-- GOQ contributed to establishment of a law school in the
-- GOQ regularly provides medical treatment in Doha for
-- GOQ sponsors charity drives organized by the Qatar
Charitable Society to raise funds for Palestinians.
-- On behalf of the P.A., GOQ deducts 5% from salaries of
Palestinians working in Qatar and provides those funds to the
-- Qatar University offers ten places for Palestinian
students and offers scholarships to the most academically
successful Palestinian students graduating from Qatari high
-- The Amir recently donated $10 million to an Arab-Israeli
soccer team to fund a new field and equipment.