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Abbas, Palestinian officials meet Qatar emir

Aug. 22, 2014 12:25 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 24, 2014 11:07 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – President Mahmoud Abbas met Thursday with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Ibn Hamad Al Thani in Doha, the Qatari capital.

Members of the Executive Committee of the PLO Saeb Erekat of Fatah and Salih Raafat, the secretary general of the Palestinian Democratic Union attended the meeting along with Azzam al-Ahmad, the leads Palestinian negotiator in Cairo.

Majid Faraj, the director of the Palestinian general intelligence service, and Ambassador of Palestine to Qatar Munir Ghannam were also present.

Senior Hamas officials in exile Khalid Mashal and Mousa Abu Marzouq joined the meeting later.

The officials discussed the ongoing Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip and possible means to bring it to an end.

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