Imam Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque in front of which Qatari protestors are gathering – Doha News
CAIRO - 21 August 2017: The Twitter account called Mubasher Qatar, affiliated with the Qatari opposition, announced on Monday that Protestors have been gathering in front of Imam Muhammed ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque, which is the national mosque of Qatar.
The account announced earlier that authorities had put pilgrims on watch lists to interrogate them upon arrival.
Protests are taking place in Doha because the regime has disallowed Saudi aircrafts from landing to transport Qatari pilgrims.
The account reported that security forces had been asking them to "calm down."
Out of his continual endeavours to help Qatari pilgrims perform Hajj, King Salman bin Abdulaziz has earlier approved the decision to reopen the Saudi-Qatari borders and dispatch an aircraft to Doha.
Even though Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) welcomed Qataris to perform pilgrimage by reopening the Salwa border that was closed following severing ties, Qatar did not show any cooperation with Saudi Arabia or helped its citizens to travel to Mecca for the annual Hajj rituals.
Qatar continued its contradictory policies by refusing to grant Saudi Arabian aircraft the permission to transport pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha, after Saudi Airlines has asked the Qatari authorities to grant permission for their flights to transport Qatari pilgrims.
“Saudi Arabian Airlines has so far failed to schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Hamad International Airport in Doha as the Qatari authorities have not authorized their aircraft to land, although several days have passed since the landing request was presented,” said the Director General of the General Organization of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh Al Jasser.
The Salwa crossing, Qatar’s only land border outlet, was closed in June when Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates cut their diplomatic ties with Qatar for supporting terrorism.