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Abbas criticises Egypt’s decision to host Dahlan conference

February 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Palestinian Authority (PA) President and Fatah Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has rebuked Egypt for allowing his rival, Mohamed Dahlan, to hold a conference in the country, Quds Net reported yesterday.

According to Palestinian sources close to Abbas, the head of the PA sent a message to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi expressing his “discontent” that the conference was to be held in Cairo.

Read: Gaza’s Fatah members meet Dahlan in Egypt

Dahlan was dismissed from Fatah over differences with Abbas and his sons and he has been living in the UAE.

Last week, Egypt hosted a conference for Dahlan and his supporters who travelled to Cairo from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

In an interview with Al-Ghad TV last week, Dahlan describes Abbas as a “dictator” and “thief”. He however stressed that Fatah, whether led by Abbas or any other leader, is the best choice for Palestinians to achieve their goals.