The leaders of Hamas are reportedly worth billions, living lives of luxury in Qatar as most people in the Gaza Strip are struggling with poverty.
According to the New York Post, the top three leaders of Hamas in Qatar are worth a combined $11 billion, with most of the 2 million population struggling to make ends meet in Gaza.
The Hill reported that Qatar gives substantial support to Hamas through its Al Jazeera television network, which provides a central platform for Hamas leaders and their strong hatred against Israel.
Doha. It is estimated that Qatar supplies Hamas with between $120 million and $480 million annually, and by some estimates, nearly 80 percent of donations have been given to Hamas and the group’s operatives and employees.
“The United States should use every resource at our disposal, including our diplomatic power and sanctions leverage, for as long as it takes, to ensure that our Israeli allies are able to utterly eradicate Hamas. Instead of countering Hamas and its enablers, however, the Biden administration has spent the last two and a half years indirectly and even directly funding them,” Senator Ted Cruz said.
“The administration poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the Gaza Strip, despite knowing this would benefit Hamas terrorists, and allowed roughly $100 billion to flow to the Iranian regime, which they knew the Ayatollah would pass along to Hamas. The administration also refuses to enforce sanctions against Hamas for terrorism, for the use of human shields, or against those who violate terrorism sanctions and provide Hamas with financial or material support. The Hamas Sanctions Act would end these catastrophic policies, prohibit the administration from allowing further funds from flowing to Hamas and Iran, and end the ability of provide Hamas leaders with safe haven in violation of sanctions.”
From The Gateway Pundit:
Qatar has long been a paradox in the Gulf, maintaining ties with both Western allies and various Islamist groups. Critics argue that the financial aid flowing from Doha to Gaza’s ruling elite empowers a regime with a track record of violence and radicalism. The supposed financial assistance, estimated to be in the millions annually, purportedly reaches Hamas leaders through a myriad of channels. Officially, Qatar presents this as humanitarian aid, aiming to alleviate the hardships faced by the residents of Gaza.