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Bahrain: Tribal, Saudi and US alliances, but problem over Palestine

Tribal allegiance: Some 190 Bahraini tribes and families issued statements condemning Qatar and stressing their allegiance to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, in a co-ordinated campaign that began after Qatar’s Al Jazeera Media Network aired a documentary on 14 July, which alleged the Al-Khalifa had conspired with Al-Qaeda to target Bahrain’s opponents. One observer told GSN the statements “add up to a more or less comprehensive list of all families and tribes in Bahrain”.

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