Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fatah strongman Dahlan suspended from leadership

Muhammad Dahlan the former Fatah strongman who is rumoured to be out of favour with Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), has been suspended from the Palestinian political leadership, following a meeting of Fatah's Central Committee chaired by Abbas on Tuesday.
Dahlan was banned from attending faction meetings, Ma'an News  reported, saying that he was being investigated by Fatah's highest decision-making body.One of the things the commission of inquiry is looking into is allegations that he attempted to establish a personal militia in order to stage a coup against the PA.
Prior to the ban, Abbas had ordered security guards to be removed from Dahlan's office and house in the West Bank city of Ramallah.In addition to suspending him, Dahlan was also relieved of of his role of overseeing Fatah's communications.

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