The video is of a 2017 opening speech by the Emir at the 17th Doha Forum on Development, Stability and Refugee Issues.
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This Facebook post with a video purportedly of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani threatening to create a global gas shortage in support of Palestine is FALSE.
The post reads, “BREAKING: Qatar is threatening to create a global gas shortage in support of Palestine. “If the bombing of Gaza doesn’t stop, we will stop gas supply of the world.”
Since armed conflict erupted between the Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israel on 7 October 2023, Qatar has been playing a mediation role in efforts to de-escalate the conflict and ensure the release of hostages.
There is no evidence from a reliable source of the alleged threats by Tamim to cut off gas supplies as alleged in the claim.
A reverse image search of a screenshot from the video in question on Microsoft Bing established that the video is part of a 2017 opening speech by the Qatar leader during the 17th Doha Forum on Development, Stability and Refugee Issues.
A longer version of the address was published by Aljazeera Mubasher on 14 May 2017, with a title in Arabic translating to, “Emir of Qatar: The Palestinian issue is the issue of a people uprooted from their land and displaced from their homeland.”