Qatari professor suggests using chemical gas against opposition tribes

In an interview on the Qatar’s state’s television, a professor suggested the use of chemical weapons on opposing tribes.

Under the guise of political commentary, a professor at Qatar University suggested the use of poisonous gas against certain Qatari tribes who recently voiced their opposition to Doha’s policies in the Gulf crisis.

In an interview on the state’s official news channel, he said: “No matter how many thousands of them are gathered, 10 thousand or 200 thousand, a bomb filled with poisonous gas would eradicate all these tribes.”

"Deadly weapons such as long-range missiles and chemical weapons can be used in such a situation," he said.

Several members of Qatari tribes, such as al-Murrah and Sham al-Hawajer, have had their citizenship revoked in recent weeks following their opposition to Doha’s policies.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50