August 5, 2014 | The Washington Post

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“Over the last month, it has become increasingly clear that Doha acted more like a spoiler for peace than a partner in reaching a Gaza ceasefire. Egyptian and Israeli officials say Qatar intentionally sabotaged a ceasefire proposal last month, seeking terms that were more favorable to Hamas. Qatar continued to undercut the Egyptian-led talks with the Palestinians, even as they were making progress in Cairo. As if that were not enough, a cyber-warfare consultant to Israel’s Ministry of Defense recently went on record stating that Qatar has given Hamas sophisticated software, training, and financing for networking sensors throughout the terror group’s deadly tunnel system, allowing Hamas to monitor and swiftly respond to IDF attempts to demolish the tunnels. The source also noted that 70% of recent cyber-attacks on Israeli critical infrastructure have come from Qatari IP addresses.”