Abbas Said To Siphon Millions In PA Aid
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was
believed to have siphoned off tens of millions of dollars of Western aid
meant for his regime in the West Bank, a report said.
The Gatestone Institute -- citing the former financial adviser of the
late Yasser Arafat, Mohammed Rashid -- asserted that Abbas has become
extremely wealthy during his seven years of leading the PA. In
a report, Gatestone, formerly the Hudson Institute, said Abbas and his aides
were alarmed by the prospect of a Western investigation into high-level
corruption in the PA.