FACT CHECK: Video Does Not Show Qatar’s Emir Leaving The Cairo Summit

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter
A video shared on X claims to show Qatar’s emir leaving the Cairo Summit.

Verdict: Misleading

The footage is from 2019. It was taken in Tunisia, not Egypt.

Fact Check:

Arab and western diplomats met at the Cairo Summit, which sought to bring a ceasefire to the current fighting between Hamas, a terrorist organization that governs the Gaza Strip, and Israel after Hamas killed 1,400 Israelis, mostly civilians, according to the Times of Israel.

Social media users are claiming to show Qatar’s emir leaving the Cairo Summit. The video’s caption reads, “The Emir of #Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has left the #Cairo summit of the Arab League without giving a speech.” (RELATED: Does Video Show Recent Arrests Of Pro-Palestine Jews In Israel?)

However, this claim is misleading. Through a keyword and reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the video is from 2019. The video shows the Qatari emir leaving an Arab League summit in Tunisia. The video, which was published by an outlet funded by the Saudi government, has a title that reads, “Why did the Emir of Qatar leave the Arab summit suddenly?”

During the opening session of the Arab Summit in Tunisia… the Emir of Qatar left suddenly… Turkish media reported Qatari dissatisfaction with Turkey’s criticism in the speech of the Secretary-General of the Arab League during the session,” reads the video description. 

The emir leaving was also reported by Reuters, which stated, “Qatar’s state news agency QNA said Sheikh Tamim had departed Tunisia after attending the opening session of the Arab League summit but did not give a reason why he left the meeting.”

Elias Atienza

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