Jun. 5, 2017
- Gazan Official: Abbas Halts Monthly Stipends for Hamas Ex-Inmates – Fares Akram
Dozens of Hamas activists once imprisoned by Israel did not receive their support payments this month from the group’s political rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a Gaza-based official said Sunday.
Abbas is under pressure from the U.S. and Israel to halt monthly payments to thousands of current and former prisoners who were held for actions linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP/Arab News)
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