UAE funnels funds to Gaza through Abbas rival, miffing PA

A photograph taken of a meeting attended by senior members of Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad that was held in the United Arab Emirates, around the end of 2014.

Mohammed Dahlan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud’s Abbas’s main political rival, has been working together with Hamas to funnel funds from the United Arab Emirates to the families of Palestinians hurt or killed during the war in Gaza last summer, The Times of Israel has learned.

This photo above, snapped in the UAE recently and obtained by the Times of Israel, shows Dahlan and two fellow Fatah members, decades-old arch-enemies of Hamas who were deported from Gaza, standing alongside senior members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Beside them is a UAE prince, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed.

Among those present are Hamas leaders Salah Bardawil, Jamal Abu Hashem, Ruhi Mushtaha, the Islamic Jihad’s Khaled al-Batsh, as well Majid Abu Shimala and Ashraf Juma, both close acquaintances of Dahlan from Fatah…