Qatari opposition resorts to civil disobedience hoping to topple regime


Thu, 07 Sep 2017 - 10:13 GMT

Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani – Official Facebook Page

Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani – Official Facebook Page

CAIRO – 7 September 2017: The Qatari opposition undertakes civil disobedience hoping it will topple the regime sponsoring terrorism in Doha, according to sources from Qatari opposition.

The Qatari crisis with the Arab Quartet will stretch into 2018 leading to more food and commodity shortages, deteriorations of the economy, increased risk of internal violence and protest, increased suppression by Qatari security forces , as mentioned in the research paper published by the organizers of "Qatar: Global Security and Stability Conference" taking place in London on September 14.

Consequently, the possibility of regime change in Qatar is likely increasing as internal pressure from discontented Qatari citizens is becoming very evident on social media accounts, according to the report.

Violent suppression of protestors would increase the possibility of foreign military intervention if Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani continues to ignore the 13-demands of the Arab and Gulf states.

The presence of Turkey’s troops on Qatari soil is believed to mitigate the expected rebellion, but others are certain that Turkey may succumb to international pressure, added the report.

Qatar’s relations with several Arab and Gulf States have been strained since May 24, when the Qatari state-run news agency reported Al-Thani’s statements regarding Gulf foreign policy with Iran, describing it as “unwise.”

On Monday, June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen decided to cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar for its “continuous support for terrorism,” closing their airspace and seaports to Qatari transportation.



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