Why are pro-Hezbollah media outlets defending Qatar?

The Lebanese Hezbollah newspaper Al-Ahed had reports on the Qatari issue. (AP)

Hezbollah's media in Lebanon have stopped all its outlets of newspapers and channels specifically Al-Manar and Al-Aalam Iranian channels, in addition to Al-Akhbar, Al-Binaa and Al-Ahed, from attacking Qatar after Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain revealed common relations between Doha and the ayatollah regime in Tehran.

One of the results of these relations was the secret meeting with Qassim Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, along with the nearly billion-dollar deal for the release of 26 Qatari nationals in Iraq. The agreement came as part of a regional deal related to the evacuation of the people from four towns besieged in Syria, which is called the agreement of the four cities in Syria, as per which the displacement of thousands of rural Damascus to the countryside Idlib and vice versa.

The evacuation of Idlib residents in areas besieged by the Syrian regime forces in the countryside of Damascus and others surrounded by Islamist factions was done in exchange of one Qatari condition: which was to release a number of Sheikhs kidnapped by the Iraqi “Hezbollah Brigades” militias.

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Contrary to what these media claimed to be hostile to Qatar, the voice of the opposition media rose to the side of Hezbollah militants and organizations to defend Qatar and Turkey, following the announcement by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain of severing all diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, as well as the closure of land and sea ports “to protect its security against the dangers of terrorism and extremism”.

Lebanese pro-Hezbollah newspaper Al-Ahed had reports on the Qatari issue, which it considered as a “Gulf conspiracy” against them, one of its titles was “Gulf soft war against Qatar”. The paper claimed that the Saudi indictment against Qatar started from the Arab peace initiative presented by Saudi Arabia in 2002 at the Beirut summit, which was met with Qatari condemnation through Al Jazeera, to reach the attempt of Qatar to play a regional role dissident from the public consensus of the Gulf States, especially on the issue of the Iranian threat.

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