By Jenna Lifhits
A hotel in Qatar with links to the United States has decided against hosting a Hamas press conference Monday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned. The cancellation came after reports that the company could face penalties for providing material support for terrorism if it held the event.
Hamas officials planned to introduce their new, rebranded political charter during a meeting at the Intercontinental Doha. An unofficial Twitter account for the group announced Monday that Hamas had been “forced to delay” the meeting due to the “Intercontinental Hotel’s inability to host” it, according to an independent translation.
“It has been moved,” an official at the Intercontinental told TWS. “I really don’t have any more details.”