Fatah: Please don't expose our corrupt officials
Fatah's Central Committee condemned as 'fabricated and groundless
' a Channel 10 (cable) news report that
Abu Ala has embezzled hundreds of millions of dollars from the 'Palestinian Authority.' Abu Ala is one of Fatah's most senior members, who served as Prime Minister at one time, and negotiated with former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni until the Olmert government fell in late 2008. As usual, Fatah is being a little disingenuous....
The report questioned the relationship between President Mahmoud Abbas and Qrei'a, in particular why Abbas had excluded the former prime minister from top positions.
Further, the report said the Palestinian Authority had notified Qrei'a that it was conducting an investigation into his finances, due to suspicions that he embezzled $700 million while in public office.
Qrei'a was recently prevented from crossing Allenby Bridge into Jordan in his car. Israeli officials at the border crossing said only the president and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad could cross the bridge in government cars.
A PA statement said the "government condemned the decision," however the Channel 10 report said the PA had agreed with Israel not to let Qrei'a cross the border in his car.
I guess Abu Ala learned well from the Rais
(although that's small change compared to what Arafat took
Labels: Abu Ala, Abu Mazen, embezzlement, Yasser Arafat