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DFLP calls on Abbas to cancel decision to cut their funds

Saleh Zeidan, Member of DFLP’s political bureau. [File photo]
Saleh Zeidan, Member of DFLP’s political bureau. [File photo]

The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to cancel a decision to cut funds allocated to the group. Saleh Zeidan, a member of DFLP’s political bureau, said Abbas ordered the funds allocated for the DFLP from the Palestinian National Fund to be stopped “without stating the reasons”.

Zeidan told Quds Press on Thursday that DFLP rejects the “arbitrary decision”, adding that the decision would disturb national relations.

The DFLP office expressed regret at the decision, which it said comes at a time when “we are in dire need to strengthen and develop our relations in the face of the Israeli government’s policies and crimes practiced on a daily basis against the Palestinian people”.

Abbas has also ordered the funds allocated for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to be stopped for two months.

PFLP said Abbas’ decision is a punishment for political opposition.

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