There are strong voices for and against normalisation. There have been multiple movements on social media in the past two years against Israeli-representations in different spheres in Qatar. The last one was the FINA swimming world cup at Aspire in late October of 2013. The Israeli flag was raised at the Hamad Aquatic Center and it triggered severe criticism, leading to the removal of the flag. The Israeli team continued its participation.
Next week the Qatar Total Open women’s tennis tournament will be held. And the list on Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) website shows Israeli player Shahar Peer (ranked 86 in the world). This is the fourth time that Shahar comes to Qatar. The very first campaign of Qatar Youth Opposed to Normalization (QAYON) was related to her participation last year.