Arab countries withholding money from PA because it refuses to negotiate with Israel
Reports in 'Palestinian' media indicate that Arab countries are withholding contributions from the 'Palestinian Authority' because it refuses to negotiate with Israel
Informed Palestinian sources said yesterday that several Arab
countries offered ‘advice’ to President Mahmoud Abbas on a number of
occasions and meetings to step down from his post and set a date soon
for presidential and legislative elections.
The sources told Quds Net that Abu Mazen was facing pressures from
Arab countries to step down, attributing this pressure on him to Abu
Mazen’s ‘firm stances towards negotiations with Israel and his adherence
to his basic conditions for resuming the negotiations process.”
The sources revealed that Abbas has turned down several Arab offers,
saying that the financial siege from which the PA is suffering is
unfortunately from a number of ‘heavyweight’ Arab countries.
These countries have refused to transfer funds to the PA and are
towing the US and Israeli line in trying to undermine Abu Mazen’s
authorities and embarrass him in front of his people, all so that he
would back down from his conditions and accept solutions being put on
According to these sources, “Arab and Gulf states” informed Abbas
literally that they would not support the PA as long as his positions
did not change.
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