Dahlan is here to stay, unfortunately - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mathias
    • 05.01.11 | 21:09 (IST)

    We would be foolish to think that Dahlan will somehow disappear. Everyone who follows him knows that he received millions from the US government over the last 15 years to build up Palestinian Security forces, with most of the money going into his pockets. Some estimate his personal wealth at close to 200 million, most of which came from the U.S. government. With at least 10 years of CIA backing in the years leading to the Hamas takeover of Gaza, it is hard to imagine that he will simply step out of politics due to accusations by a feckless and powerless Abu Mazen.

    from the article: Fall of Palestinian strongman Dahlan shows just how powerful Abbas is
    First published 19:18 05.01.11 | Last updated 19:18 05.01.11
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