Hamas: Cutting PFLP funds an act of political extortion


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The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas condemned Monday the decision by Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to the suspend the monthly financial allocation of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) issued by the Palestinian National Fund.

In a press release, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri deemed the decision an act of political blackmail.

“Abbas uses money to extort political concessions and pass agendas that are rejected nationally,” he underlined.

Abu Zuhri expressed his Movement’s appreciation for the national positions of the PFLP, urging Abbas to retract the decision that further deepens Palestinian division.

Being the second-largest faction within the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), PFLP received a monthly allocation from the PLO’s Palestinian National Fund, which were distributed on the Front’s centers.

PFLP leaders said Monday that funds for February and March haven’t been issued as a result of a decision by Abbas to stop funds allocated to the PFLP.