Qatari Newspapers Editorials -1-

In its editorial today, Al-Raya discussed the participation of experts from the Qatari Security Committee in securing the Euro 2024 tournament. This involvement aims to transfer and exchange expertise gained from organizing the FIFA World Cup and other sports tournaments in the country, reflecting international confidence in Qatari forces in organizing and securing major sports events. The newspaper pointed to the world-class professionalism exhibited by Qatar in managing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which was classified as the safest and most secure tournament ever. This success is primarily attributed to the high expertise Qatar has accumulated in managing global championships and events. Qatar has inspiring experiences and substantial expertise in hosting large-scale international events, which require crowd management and the highest levels of security and safety for participants and visitors of all nationalities and races.

The editorial added that Qatar has proven to the entire world its merit and capability in organizing the World Cup. Fans from all over the world gathered in stadiums, metro stations, transportation, accommodation, fan zones, and tourist destinations, experiencing excitement without any clashes or disturbances. Qatar, with its legacy of security successes in managing crowds and major global tournaments with massive attendance, has placed all its expertise at the disposal of friends in Germany and the European Union.

Meanwhile, Al-Watan highlighted the burning of the departure hall and several facilities on the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing in southern Gaza by the Israeli occupation forces on the second day of Eid Al Adha. The newspaper said that Israel continues its war and crimes despite a UN Security Council decision to stop immediately and orders from the International Court of Justice to end the invasion of Rafah and take measures to prevent acts of genocide, and improve the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. The occupation forces have disregarded all of this, escalating their insane war during blessed days for all Muslims and continuing to commit horrific crimes that would not have been possible without the laxity and blatant failure of the international community to implement its decisions represented by the consensus of the Security Council, the General Assembly, and the International Court of Justice.

The Peninsula for its part focused on Qatar's bid to reach the FIFA World Cup 2026. Qatar topped their group, which included Kuwait, India, and Afghanistan. The editorial noted that the team reached the World Cup once before, in 2022 when it was the host country. It then highlighted that success this time will be the first time ever that the Qatari national team reached the World Cup through qualification.

Source: Qatar News Agency