Kathie Lee Giffords called out Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar in a plea for her to use her ‘beautiful voice and heart’ to help free the Israeli hostages held in Gaza.
In a video posted to X Thursday, the former talk show host, speaks directly to Moza – one of the most influential women in the Middle East – urging her to speak up for the innocent men, women and kids who have been kidnapped and held captive by Hamas terrorists for over 100 days.
Since the deadly October 7 attack, Moza has been vocal about the Israel-Hamas war online, consistently using her platforms to bash Israel and advocate for Gaza.
Giffords called on the Consort to find compassion and use her influence to help bring home the hostages.
‘I love your name – it’s beautiful, Sheikha Moza,’ Giffords said while introducing herself in the video. ‘I’m Kathie Lee Giffords – I live in Tennessee in America but I’m coming to you today as a mother and a grandmother, as I know you are as well, to seek your help.’
Kathie Lee Giffords called out Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar in a plea for her to feel compassion and ‘use her heart’ to help free the Israeli hostages held in Gaza
Since the deadly October 7 attack, Moza has been vocal about the Israel-Hamas war online, consistently using her platforms to bash Israel and advocate for Gaza
‘You’re a very very powerful woman where you live and you have great influence and power to use every gift you have to do good things for people who are hurting,’ she continued.
‘Obviously I’m discussing with you the hostages, that are in Gaza right now suffering. They’ve done nothing wrong. All they want to do is come home.’
‘So I ask you to reach down in into that part of you – the best part of your beautiful heart – and feel compassion for them and use your beautiful voice to help free them from the despair that they’re in.’
‘I will pray for you and for your family as I do for all the hostages in Gaza that god will bring them home and god will bless us all and peace will come to this world – thank you.’
‘Her Highness’ Sheikha Moza bint Nasser appears the Fashion Trust Arabia Prize Gala on November 3, 2021. The family owns the Shard, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, Harrods and the Olympic Village
Former King Juan Carlos I of Spain (R) bids farewell to the then Emir of the Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani (C) and Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser (L) at El Pardo Palace on April 27, 2011 in Madrid
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (L) and Queen Elizabeth II (2R) pose with Qatar’s then Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Than (R) and his wife Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Al Missned (2L) before a banquet held during their state visit at Windsor Castle on October 26, 2010
The state of Qatar – which was the controversial home of the 2022 FIFA World Cup – has been ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-19th century. Pictured, Sheikha Moza holds the World Cup trophy after Qatar was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup
Qatar is a major donor to American universities.
Following the September 11 terror attacks, Qatar began pumping money into American universities, donating $4.7 billion over two decades, The Hill reported.
Six major American universities also established ‘foreign campuses’ within Qatar during the same time.
While the majority of citizens in the densely populated territory in Gaza languish in poverty, their leaders live in marble-floored mansions and luxury hotels.
Three of Hamas’s most senior leaders – Mousa Abu Marzouk, Khaled Mashal and Ismail Haniyeh – have net worths of more than $3billion each.
According to the Embassy of Israel in the US, Hamas’s annual turnover is $1billion and suggests the group is second only to ISIS as the world’s richest terror group.
Haniyeh is believed to be the richest of the three – despite once vowing to live only on olive oil and za’atar spice.
A 61-year-old father of 13 children, Haniyeh has been in hiding since 2019, living the high-life in luxury hotels in Qatar and Turkey.
Moza has been posted on Instagram 28 times since the start of the war
She has mainly bashed Israel and shared photos depicting devastation in Gaza
Following the September 11 terror attacks, Qatar began pumping money into American universities, donating $4.7 billion over two decades, The Hill reported. Supporters of Palestine gather in Harvard Yard to show their support for Palestinians in Gaza at a rally in Cambridge
Pro-Israel students take part in a protest in support of Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza, at Columbia University in New York City
The online outlet suggests that hundreds of Hamas leaders are sitting on millions thanks to the taxation of goods brought into the territory and through international donors, mainly from Qatar.
Israel has in the past also allowed Qatar to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance to the authorities in Gaza, while other foreign aid comes through the Palestinian National Authority and United Nations aid groups.
Despite its accumulation of wealth, however, Hamas has avoided responsibility for building infrastructure and protecting the citizens of Gaza.
In fact, just last week, Abu Marzouk declared that the political bureau of the terror group is not responsible for protecting the coastal strip’s civilians amid the ongoing Israeli bombardment of the territory.
‘We built the tunnels because we have no other way of protecting ourselves from being killed in airstrikes. We are fighting from inside the tunnels,’ he said.
Passing the buck further, he added: ‘Seventy-five per cent of the population of Gaza are refugees, and it is the UN’s responsibility to protect them.’
According to the Times of Israel, he then went on to claim that it was Israel’s obligation to provide for the needs of Gazans under the Geneva Convention.