In the midst of poverty and the use of their own people as shields, the leaders of Hamas are leading billionaire lifestyles. The top three leaders alone boast a combined net worth of $11 billion, enjoying a life of luxury in Qatar. Despite hosting a significant American military presence, Qatar has long welcomed these leaders into its opulent hotels and villas.US Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) is taking a stand by introducing a bill that could strip Qatar of its key US ally status unless it expels the Hamas leadership. This move comes as Hamas continues to hold over 200 hostages in Gaza and faces accusations of orchestrating the antisemitic Oct. 7 massacre that claimed over 1,400 lives in southern Israel.The Hamas leaders, including Ismail Haniyeh, Moussa Abu Marzuk, and Khaled Mashal, maintain lavish lifestyles in Qatar’s capital, Doha. They have been spotted at diplomatic events, photographed on private jets, and have traveled extensively. While they enjoy the perks of their wealth, over 2 million residents in the Gaza Strip, ruled by Hamas since 2007, live in dire poverty.Haniyeh, the head of Hamas’ politburo, once served as the prime minister of all Palestinian territory before being ousted in 2007. Now, he is based in Qatar and is estimated to be worth more than $4 billion. His son, Maaz Haniyeh, has gained the nickname “the father of real estate” in Gaza for his collection of properties.Abu Marzuk, a senior Hamas political leader, is valued at $3 billion and has a master’s degree in construction management from Colorado State University. Khaled Mashal, another leader worth over $4 billion, issued a global threat against Jews following the Oct. 7 atrocities.The article also highlights the financial support Qatar provides to Hamas, ranging from $120 million to $480 million annually. This aid, according to a report from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, benefits Hamas leaders directly through payroll and kickback schemes.The presence of Hamas leaders in Qatar has been justified by the emirate as support for turning the group into a “responsible governing power.” However, this support is now under scrutiny, and US lawmakers are pushing for action. Rep. Ogles’ bill seeks to make Qatar’s special status as a top US ally contingent on expelling Hamas.The article concludes by pointing out that Qatar is not only a haven for Hamas but also a crucial military base for the US in the Middle East. Additionally, concerns are raised about UNRWA’s financial support to Hamas, with $380 million provided since 2021, leading to questions about the potential use of taxpayer dollars by the terrorist organization.