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Abbas refuses to reconcile with Dahlan and orders his immediate arrest

February 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm

A high level source from the Palestinian Fatah movement in the West Bank revealed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told his associates that he is refusing “all Palestinian and Arab mediations to reconcile with former Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan or readmit his membership in the movement.”

The source told Al-Resala.Net on Sunday: “During the last meeting of the Fatah Central Committee that Abbas attended in Ramallah, the reconciliation issue with Dahlan was opened for discussion. However the President assured everyone that this issue does not have any positive new developments.” The source claimed that Abbas had refused all the interventions made by Egypt and the UAE to restore the relationship between him and Dahlan, and he ordered a stop on all communications regarding this issue.

The source pointed out that “the President is determined to prosecute Dahlan upon his re-entry to the occupied West Bank, on charges of financial and administrative corruption.”

The Fatah Central Committee had dismissed Dahlan in June 2012 and terminated all formal relations with him. The movement also decided to sue Dahlan on charges of murder, financial corruption and conspiracy against Abbas.