Israeli media: 'Israel' set to open office in Qatar during World Cup
According to Israeli media, the occupation will sign an agreement in the coming days with Qatar that will allow Israeli officials from the Foreign Ministry to travel to the Gulf State and open an office to serve Israelis attending the event.
According to Israeli media, the Israeli occupation is set to sign an agreement with Qatar to establish a temporary office in Doha during the FIFA World Cup 2023 which will take place from December 20 to November 18.
The agreement, which will be signed in the upcoming few days between the two parties, will allow Israeli occupation officials from the Foreign Ministry to travel to Doha and establish an office to provide Israelis attending the World Cup with consular services.
"Over the past few months, we have been studying with FIFA options to meet the needs of Israelis attending the World Cup-World Cup matches," stated the occupation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the latest estimates, thousands of Israelis are expected to travel to the Gulf State, which has no diplomatic ties with "Israel", to watch the football matches of the World Cup.
Earlier in September, an Israeli official disclosed that the Israeli occupation and Qatar have discussed opening a "temporary" Israeli office in the country, and according to Israeli media, officials from the occupation visited Qatar to hold talks on the matter.
In late November, Qatar will host the first World Cup in the Middle East. Unlike its neighbors, the UAE and Bahrain, Doha did not officially normalize ties with the Israeli occupation, but the announcement shows otherwise and may be a move toward normalization.
It's noteworthy that although "Israel" did not qualify for the cup, it announced last June that it had reached a deal allowing Israelis to obtain a visa to Qatar and attend the event.