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News, July 2009
Qaddoumi reaffirms involvement of Abbas and Dahlan in killing Arafat, Fat'h Leaders Exchange Accusations
Qaddoumi reaffirms involvement of Abbas and Dahlan in killing Arafat
[ 16/07/2009 - 01:36 PM ]
Farouq Al-Qaddoumi, the secretary-general of the Fat'h central committee, on Wednesday renewed his charges against Mahmoud Abbas and Mohamed Dahlan of liquidating late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, stressing that he does not recognize the current Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership in Ramallah.
“I accused nobody, but I demonstrated minutes of meetings that took place between Ariel Sharon, Abu Mazen (Abbas) and Dahlan,” Qaddoumi underlined in a televised statement to Al-Jazeera satellite channel.
He also emphasized the credibility of the documents he revealed and dared the PA to prove otherwise.
In his reply to a question about the reason for not uncovering such information before, the Fat'h leader said that he waited until he had more evidence about the PA’s conduct, adding that he also intended to reveal the documents during the sixth Fatah conference that could be held abroad, but after Abbas decided to hold it under the occupation, he found it necessary to reveal them at this time.
The Fat'h leader also noted that he wrote a statement illustrating the violations of regulations and laws committed by Abbas in addition to other acts he did against the Palestinian people’s interests.
In a new development, an informed source affiliated with a Jordanian leftist party, told the Palestinian information center on condition of anonymity that Dahlan started to export his seditious ideas to the Jordanian street after he failed to do so in Palestine, affirming that Dahlan paid some writers working for newspapers in Jordan to market the idea of the alternative homeland.
The source also said that a number of Jordanian partisan figures started to convey messages to Jordanian officials deploring their silence towards Dahlan’s attempts to incite citizens against the Jordanian parties who refuse the alternative homeland for Palestinians and support their right to return to their land.
It pointed out that many Jordanian official and popular parties consider Dahlan a persona non grata in Jordan especially because of his collaboration with Israelis and Americans against his people.
Fat'h members launch accusations over plot to assassinate Arafat
17/07/2009 16:29 Bethlehem - Ma’an/Agencies -
Accusations continue to fly between Fat'h men following senior member Farouq Qaddoumi’s accusations of foul play by current Fat'h leader and
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Raja calls for an independent commission to investigate Qaddumi's revelations
[ 17/07/2009 - 11:32 AM ]
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine- General Command (PFLP-GC) called for an independent commission to investigate allegations by Fatah secretary, Farouq Qaddumi, that Abbas and others close to Arafat were involved in his poisoning.
Anwar Raja, head of the information bureau PFLP-GC, told al-Jazeera on Thursday evening that the accusations made by Qaddumi are very serious and require a rethinking of the whole Palestinian situation especially considering the weight Quddumi represents inside Fat'h.
He also said that these allegations makes other Palestinian factions ask: who are we engaging in dialogue with and what his true colour is?, in reference to Palestinian factional talks in Cairo.
Raja called for the formation of an independent Palestinian commission under Arab auspices stressing that the mysterious circumstances surrounding Arafat's death have caused suspicion since then and it makes no sense that this file should be closed despite all indications that Arafat was poisoned.
Qaddumi talked to al-Jazeera, earlier this week, about having documents that indicate the involvement of Mahmoud Abbas and Muhammad Dahlan in planning for the assassination of Arafat.
Official: PLO made no statement on Qaddoumi conspiracy accusations
17/07/2009 12:16 Abdul Rahim Mallouh Ramallah – Ma’an –
A senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official denied on
Thursday that the group called dissident leader Farouq Qaddoumi
“deranged” in response to his accusations against President Mahmoud
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