Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani speaks at the Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
Gulf Today Report
In a shocking development, the Israeli delegation staged a walkout at the World Economic Forum in Davos when the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, started talking about Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was assassinated by Israeli forces two weeks ago in Jenin, West Bank.
The world media captured the outrageous move by the Israelis.
A video showed members of the Jewish delegation abruptly leave the scene as the audience started applauding the Emir of Qatar.
Sheikh Tamim said, “As we rightly apply laser focus to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis, I hope we can equally give as much attention and effort to resolving all those forgotten or ignored conflicts, they all deserve peace, security and dignity. The most glaring example is Palestine, which has been an open wound since the establishment of the United Nations.”
He added, “Shireen Abu Akleh, a Christian Palestinian American journalist, was killed two weeks ago in Palestine, and then robbed of a dignified burial. Shireen was covering the suffering of the Palestinian people for decades. Our hearts are broken.”
He concluded, “In the 21st century, we should not tolerate these aggressions and we should not accept a world where governments have double standards about the values of people, based on their religion, region or race. We consider the value of each European life to be just as precious as someone from our region.”
Al Jazeera TV Network will refer the killing of its journalist to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), it said in a televised statement on Thursday.