Qatari Leaks website published a video on Thursday claiming that Qatar has allocated $90 million to launch online campaigns against the Arab Quartet. These online campaigns aimed to spread lies against Arab countries.
The video revealed that more than 50 thousand fake accounts have been created on social media sites. These sites are managed by Azmi Bishara. 50 percent of these accounts support Islamic stated (IS) and Al-Qaeda. Doha has also created an influx of polarizing material on many religious pages to contribute to this anti-Arab campaign.
Azmi Bishara, one of the most prominent faces in the field of Qatari politics, is an Israeli-Palestinian politician and a former member of the Israeli Knesset. He became well-known for promoting Qatar’s ideas and policies through Al-Jazeera’s Qatari channel, before being selected to become the Qatari emir’s advisor.
Qatar has been hit by its biggest diplomatic crisis in years after multiple Arab nations, including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, cut ties with the country, accusing it of destabilizing the region with its support of Islamist groups.
The Arab Quartet halted all land, air and sea traffic to and from Qatar and withdrew their diplomats and ambassadors from the country. Issuing a list of 13 demands to Doha – which was later shortened to six – including closing Al-Jazeera television, curbing relations with Iran and shutting down a military base in Turkey.