Qatari Official Hails ‘Great’ Relations with Israel

Qatari Ambassador to the Palestinian territories Mohammed al-Amadi speaks during an interview with AFP at his office in Gaza City, on October 20, 2012. Amadi told AFP that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi assured him that there shouldn't be any difficulties for bringing construction materials and equipments into Gaza, for the …
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The Times of Israel reports: Qatar’s special envoy to Gaza, Muhammad al-Amadi, said that he maintains “excellent” ties with various Israeli officials, and that in some case it is Palestinian officials who are holding up efforts to better the lives of residents of the Strip.

“I am in contact with senior Israeli officials and agencies and the relationship is great,” al-Amadi told The Times of Israel in an interview last week, the first time an official Qatari representative has spoken with Israeli press.

“The head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, [Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai], is of course one of them, but there are others,” he said.

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