The Qatar crisis and the impact on Gaza

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The blockade of Qatar by other regional powers could descend into a major conflagration. It is also likely to have a serious impact on Gaza. Here is a selection of recent TV reports and viewpoints:

AP Archive report, 11 June 2017

The Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland said on Tuesday he was concerned the dispute between Qatar and it’s neighbours could cut off Qatari help to the blocked Gaza Strip.
Qatar is among the biggest contributors to Gaza in terms of aid and infrastructure.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Egypt, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the gas-rich nation of supporting regional “terrorist” groups.
The four nations also moved to cut off Qatar’s land, sea and air routes to the outside world.
During a news conference in Jerusalem, Egeland said Gulf countries as well as Iran and…

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