Likud MK: ‘We can’t stand the Qataris, but they brought the goods’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Then-Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon during a visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (unseen) at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, August 28, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Then-Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon during a visit of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (unseen) at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, August 28, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Danny Danon says, “we can’t stand” the Qataris but admits that “they brought the goods” in securing the release of the first batch of hostages earlier today.

Israel has a love-hate relationship with Qatar, which it has relied on heavily to broker the release of its hostages. However, Qatar’s support for Hamas over the years — much of which Israel helped facilitate — has become a point of bitter contention since the October 7 onslaught.

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