Exiled Fatah strongman calls Abbas a ‘catastrophe’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (right) and Mohammad Dahlan (left), leave a news conference in Egypt, in February 2007

Former Fatah security chief Mohammed Dahlan called Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas a “catastrophe” for the Palestinians in an interview with Egyptian TV.

“I apologize to the Palestinian people, but we had no other option,” added Dahlan, according to a MEMRI translation.

The former Gaza strongman’s attack on Abbas came in response to the PA president’s hints last week that Dahlan and several of his cohorts had assisted Israel against the Palestinians over a decade ago.

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