The Washington Post published a report claiming that the Emiratis were the ones who hacked the Qatari news agency and published news pieces – as the Qataris allege – which sparked the crisis with the four countries.
No official sources confirmed this report but the Qatari authorities rushed to circulate it. Its satellite channels and dailies republished it and reported it like it was conclusive evidence that will get Qatar out of the trouble or rather the dilemma for which the Hamads, i.e. Emir Tamim and his father Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, are responsible.
The Qataris’ celebration of a newspaper report that was not confirmed by any official sources is proof of weakness and it clearly indicates that they sense they are in real trouble which they don’t know how to overcome.
This is why they viewed the news report as a “victory” and used it as conclusive evidence although it’s nothing more than a report that could be right or wrong.
By the way, the daily itself noted that the report was not confirmed by any official or intelligence sources.
The joy that the Qatari authorities found in this report confirms that they feel their stance is weak, especially as wise citizens began to ask: “What will we, as Qatari citizens, benefit from Hamad’s conspiracies and adventures that are as clear as day in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt? Can a small country like Qatar bear the price of these absurd practices and support terrorism when the entire world is determined to pursue it, fight it and seek to dry up its funding?”Mohammed Al Shaikh