Abbas Cuts Off Funds to Terror Group for Criticizing Him

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

The Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to cut off PLO funds to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a leader of the PFLP said on Monday.

The Marxist PFLP is the second-largest group in the PLO after Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction. Like other PLO factions, the PFLP has been receiving monthly funds from the PLO’s Palestinian National Fund.

Abbas’s decision came in response to the PFLP’s recent criticism of his policies, especially with regard to security coordination with Israel, Palestinian sources in Ramallah said.

A senior PFLP leader recently called on Abbas to resign or face being fired by the PLO leadership. The PFLP has also strongly condemned Abbas’s decision to dispatch a delegation to offer condolences over the death of Brig.-General Munir Amar, the head of the civil administration in the West Bank, who was killed in a plane crash in the Galilee last month.

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