A Palestinian commission of inquiry has concluded that ousted Fatah Central Committee member Mohammed Dahlan was involved in the “poisoning” of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat. The commission’s report was published on Sunday by a number of Arab news web sites, including Al-Jazeera. According to the 118-page report, which was prepared by top Fatah officials Azzam al-Ahmed, Tayeb Abdel Rahim, Othman Abu Gharbiyyeh and Nabil Sha’ath, the deposed Fatah official was involved in sending poisoned medicine to Arafat before the latter’s death. If true, this would be the first time that the Palestinian leadership accuses a Palestinian of being behind the “assassination” of Arafat. Khaled Abu Toameh recently wrote about the ongoing feud between Abbas and Dahlan. Back in June, Dahlan told Abbas “to shove it.” These remarks came after Dahlan was charged with murder and financial corruption, (and his websites were shut down by Abbas) which he was recently expelled from Fatah for. After losing his appeal, Dahlan’s home was raided as he fled to Jordan. Don’t forget that Abbas and Dahlan both hold Jordanian citizenship. Elliot Abram has also recently covered the feud between the PA and Dahlan and calls for an investigation into the corrupt Palestine Investment Fund. Jerusalem Post via Challah hu Akbar
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At the Arab League meeting in Qatar on Saturday, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinian state “will be free of all Jews.”Last week the US-supported Abbas denied the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and claimed absurdly that the Palestinians were 9,000 years old.Equally incriminating, in an interview last week with Aaron Lerner from the IMRA newsgathering website, Palestinian negotiator Nabil Shaath said that now that Hamas was the co-leader of the PA with Fatah, responsibility for continuing to hold IDF St.-Sgt. Gilad Schalit hostage devolved from Hamas to the PA. And the PA would continue to hold him hostage.