Qatari Newspapers Editorials -1-

For its part, Al-Sharq newspaper confirmed in its editorial today under the title "Qatar... a firm position on the Syrian crisis," that Qatar has maintained its firm position on the Syrian crisis, and Doha has remained one of the largest humanitarian supporters at the global level for the Syrian people since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, adding that Qatar's support has reached more than USD two billion. Qatari charities and development institutions are also active in the Syrian humanitarian file through their ongoing campaigns.

The newspaper pointed out that despite the international developments and challenges facing the world due to global crises such as the Coronavirus "Covid 19" pandemic, climate change and the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the State of Qatar has been paying great attention to the Syrian crisis, in all regional and international forums in order to break the stalemate that international diplomacy is going through regarding Syria due to developments in the international situation on various arenas and fronts.

The newspaper noted that Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Majed bin Mohammad Al Ansari stressed that the State of Qatar's stance on the Syrian crisis is crystal clear, yet it is driven by two factors, first, the Syrian regime does what satisfies the aspirations of the Syrian people, and the second is the Arab consensus regarding those moves.

At the end of its editorial, the newspaper noted that Qatar, which is involved in many initiatives related to the Syrian crisis, also supports all Arab and international efforts aimed at finding comprehensive peace in Syria within the framework of reaching a political solution that fulfills the aspirations of the Syrian people, ensures accountability for violations and crimes, and gains consensus.

On the Palestinian issue, Al-Watan newspaper criticized the Israeli occupation forces' continued attacks on the Palestinians and the storming of Palestinian villages, as well as the almost daily raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque under heavy security.

The newspaper also denounced, in its editorial, under the title "The crimes of the occupation do not stop", the statements of the Israeli Finance Minister Smotrich whos said that "the Palestinian people do not exist and their age does not exceed 100 years." Al-Watan said that no one believed his claims because the Palestinian people have existed since the beginning of history and have a bright past and a strong and wonderful present. History bears witness to this existence that will never disappear, end or retreat, as Smotrich and others try. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency