BERLIN: Qatar has paid for Houthi attacks on Saudi Arabia and financed elements of Hizbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood, a new report claims. A report by an intelligence analyst known as Jason G laid out how Qatar financed attacks on regional rivals, including Saudi Arabia, Germany’s Die Press magazine reported yesterday. In recent years, Iran has provided the Houthis with sophisticated drones and a ballistic missile programme to carry out attacks on the kingdom. Their indiscriminate fire has hit civilian homes, commercial airports, vital infrastructure and military targets.
Qatar has previously denied supporting the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Jason G, who Die Press described as a former member of a secret service who now works as a private security analyst, also warned that Bahrain may come under similar attack because of “international shipping routes”.
The paper said the report uncovered further funding of Hizbollah in Lebanon and various Muslim Brotherhood groups around the region by Doha. Jason G is behind a number of reports on Qatari activity and last month said a senior royal approved delivery of military equipment to Hizbollah, endangering about 10,000 US troops hosted by Doha.
The August report, which Fox News said was verified by German intelligence, included information on how Qatar’s ambassador to Belgium and Nato, Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Khulaifi, tried to cover up the royal family’s role in financing Hizbollah with a bribe of 750,000 euros offered to Jason G.