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When the blockade against Qatar began in June last year, the question on everyone's lips was: why!?

A new Al Jazeera investigation suggests the answer does not lie in events of eight months ago, but those of more than two decades ago.

The report reveals new evidence of an attempt by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, to overthrow the Qatari government in 1996. It includes interviews with coup leaders who conspired to remove the Emir of Qatar at the time - Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He is the father of the current Emir.

The investigation implicates leaders from all four blockading countries.

It says the committee formed to organise the 1996 coup was led by many who are the helm of power in some of the blockading countries

On Inside Story, an in-depth discussion on why the anti-Qatar quartet has been targeting the regime in Doha.

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Abdulaziz Alhorr, Qatari academic and researcher

Andreas Krieg, assistant Professor at the Defense Studies Department at King's College London

Claude Salhani, opinion Editor of the Arab Weekly newspaper

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