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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Abu Mazen: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

There is loyalty among terrorists even if they're from 'rival groups.' The Jerusalem Post reports that 'Palestinian Chairman' Mahmud Abbas Abu Mazen is out there shaking his tin can for the 'cash-strapped' Hamas. Got to get my violin out....

Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas asked the leader of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, to help convince the West to continue aid to his Hamas-led government, an Indonesian official said Saturday.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, after receiving a letter delivered by an envoy of the moderate Palestinian leader, said he would do what he could to help, according to presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal.


Palestinian envoy Nabil Shaad briefed Yudhoyono in the Indonesian capital on the latest developments in the Middle East after delivering Abbas' letter seeking help in winning back funding, Djalal said.

Abbas, who is currently visiting Jordan, also met with the Spanish foreign minister Saturday to appeal for resumed European financial aid to the Palestinians. [Let's not kid ourselves - this will eventually happen. I'm amazed that the Euroweenies have gone a whole week without sending money to the 'Palestinians.' CiJ]

Few details emerged about Abbas's talks with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, which were held behind closed doors in a Palestinian guest house in the Jordanian capital Amman. [For those who have forgotten, Moratinos was the 'EU envoy' who was behind the 'Jenin Massacre Lie.' CiJ]

Palestinian chief of mission Atta Khairy said before the talks opened that Abbas would renew his plea for resumed aid to the Palestinians, but declined to provide other details.

No other information was immediately available.

Abbas arrived in Jordan late Friday at the start of a tour that is expected to also take him to Turkey, Norway, Finland and France.

He was scheduled to hold a separate meeting later Saturday with Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf al-Bakhit, whose government shunned the Palestinian Hamas foreign minister earlier this week, abruptly canceling his visit after accusing his militant group of stockpiling weapons and surveying potential targets in the kingdom. ['Jordan' is about 60-70% 'Palestinians.' CiJ].


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