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Palestinian Authority rejects Iranian offer to trade in the suffering of Palestinians

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Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas and his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh
Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas and his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh

The Palestinian Authority on Friday rejected Iran’s offer to pay families of Palestinian and those whose houses were demolished.
Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the PA president’s office, said that the Palestinian leadership was unaware of the Iranian decision.
He said that the PA "rejects any attempt to bypass it and insists that the PLO is the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinians."
Abu Rudaineh said that the PLO was the "only address for the Palestinian people." The PLO would not hesitate to provide aid and ease the suffering of the Palestinians despite its limited capabilities, he added.
The PA spokesman said the Palestinian leadership rejects the Iranian "trade in the suffering" of the Palestinians.

 

 

Source:  News Agencies, 27 Feb 2016