Qatar has postponed National Day celebrations in solidarity with Gaza, which has been in the middle of a fierce war between Israel and Hamas since October 7.

In a video clip posted on X, on Monday, November 20, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khaled Al-Attiyah said, “A directive has been issued by the Emir and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to postpone the celebration of this year’s National Day for our Armed Forces.”

This comes after a similar decision taken by the Sultanate of Oman to cancel its celebrations of the 53rd anniversary of the Omani National Day, which falls on November 18 of each year.