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Monday, January 10, 2005

Abbas recently gave $100,000 to wanted terrorists

(Hebrew article in Maariv)
The London-based daily Al-Quds al-Arabi reported that Abu Mazen funneled at least $100,000 to wanted terrorists during the PA election campaign.
The paper revealed that Zakariya Zubeidi, the fugitive leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin, and other Fatah leaders gave Abu Mazen a letter expressing their interest in joining the PA security services.
Such a step would mean the disbanding of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.
Meanwhile, the London-based daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that the American government is concerned about Abu Mazen's close relationship with armed elements and is refusing to invite him to Washington until it receives clarifications.

I'm sure he only gave the money to moderate terrorists. -EoZ