Billionaire Ismail Haniyeh is sitting and walking around the markets of Doha, Qatar, near the American base.
Recently, a video has gone viral on social media purporting to show a recent appearance of Ismail Haniyeh, the political bureau chief of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, in the markets of Doha, Qatar, allegedly in conjunction with Israeli aggression against Gaza.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found it to be misleading. Contrary to the claims, the video is old and does not depict a recent appearance of Ismail Haniyeh in Qatar coinciding with the Israeli aggression against Gaza, which resulted in the loss of thousands of Palestinian lives.
Ismail Haniyeh at Doha’s Souq Waqif in 2016
The video dates back to December 23, 2016, documenting an appearance of Ismail Haniyeh, the chief of Hamas’s political bureau, in the Souq Waqif Marketplace in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Ismail Haniyeh Affirms Hamas’ Commitment to the Ceasefire Agreement With Israel
On Friday, November 24, Ismail Haniyeh delivered a televised speech reaffirming Hamas' unwavering commitment to the truce agreement signed with Israel. The truce, which came into effect in Gaza on Friday morning, is contingent on Israel's adherence to the agreement, as emphasized by Haniyeh.
In his speech, Haniyeh extended a warm welcome to ongoing initiatives and efforts aimed at ending the Zionist aggression against Palestinians, lifting the siege on Gaza, facilitating a prisoner exchange, halting assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque, and “enabling our people to exercise all their legitimate national rights, including the establishment of an independent Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital and the right to self-determination.”
Furthermore, he commended the efforts of Egypt and Qatar and affirmed his Movement's determination to continue working with them until to end the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Truce in Gaza
After a protracted 48-day Israeli aggression on Gaza, a temporary humanitarian ceasefire was declared on Friday, November 24. The agreement includes the exchange of prisoners and the provision of relief and medical aid to the besieged Gaza Strip.
This agreement involves a phased prisoner swap over a four-day period, with 50 Israelis and 150 Palestinians included.
It is crucial to emphasize that the prolonged aggression on Gaza, initiated with Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7, has resulted in the tragic loss of more than 14,854 Palestinian lives.