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Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Dammam – Qatar has reportedly frozen all assets belonging to Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani, one of the most Qatari prominent figures to speak out against the government in the ongoing crisis involving Doha.

Sheikh Al Thani revealed on Saturday on his Twitter account that all his accounts were frozen in Qatari banks.

“It is an honor the the Qatari regime froze my bank accounts in Qatar, and I would like to thank them for this reward. I dedicate this to my country,” Al Thani tweeted.

He hoped that Qatar can expell those exploiting the country for money and other benefits, and to return to the embrace of sister countries that we cherish, because only they can help Doha.

“May God save Qatar and its people,” he concluded.

Earlier last month, Sheikh Abdullah called for a meeting for all royal members to contain the problem.

“I call on the wise sons of the family, and the prestigious Qatari people to sit in a brotherly, familial and national meeting to discuss the crisis, and what we would be able to do in order to get everything back on track, and enforce the Gulf cooperation” he said.

A political science professor at University of Qatar Mohammed al-Misfer made threatening statements during an interview with the official Qatari Television on Monday.

“The war of Dahis and Ghabra is over, and the Basus war is over (too), and the tribal gathering will not do anything,” Misfer said, adding that neither swords, nor horses, nor personal heroism is counted as it was in the Basus war.

He concluded that other weapons like “tanks, long-range missiles, aircraft and chemical weapons have now taken over and I think, in this case, all massive weapons, God forbid, will be used if something of that sort happened.”