Minutes ago, the large news aggregator Citizen Free Press picked up a video clip purporting to show the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, threating to shut off gas supply to the world. He’s purported to have said, “If the bombing of Gaza doesn’t stop, we will stop gas supply of the world.”
Zero Hedge has confirmed that this is fake news. The Arabic in the below clip nowhere mentions natural gas or any other energy commodity, but instead merely decries Palestinian land being taken as the main “issue” in general remarks on the Israel-Gaza crisis.
🚨 BREAKING !!! 🇶🇦🤝🇵🇸
The Emir of Qatar has announced that if the bombing of Gaza does not stop, he will stop the supply of gas to the world.
— Khanzadah I Awadh (@Khanzadah_) October 13, 2023
The clip is fast approaching one million views after it hit Citizen Free Press [since deleted].
On Friday as the fake statement spread, natural gas prices only briefly spiked, and then dumped, remaining relatively unaffected…
Zero Hedge has reached out to the Qatar Embassy in Washington D.C. for comment.