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Palestinian efforts to oust ‘corrupt’ Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, West Bank on 22 June 2017 [İper Topal/Anadolu Agency]
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The Palestinian Legislative Council is to publish a detailed report exposing Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas as being corrupt ahead of taking steps to oust him, Quds Press revealed yesterday.

Sources told the news site that the report was in its final stages and it exposes how Abbas has been using public funds since he took office in 2005. Precise information would be included in the publication.

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It also said that the report depended on information mainly taken from official PA documents and correspondences and this would be an opportunity for thousands of Palestinians to discover details about how PA money has been spent over the past 12 years.

Abbas froze the Palestinian Parliament in 2007 after Hamas won an overall majority during the elections.

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