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Abbas cuts PLO funding for PFLP terror group

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine says Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has stopped allocating funds to it from the PLO’s coffers.

The PLFP is the second-largest political group within the PLO, but unlike the largest group, Fatah, which Abbas leads, the PLFP, a Marxist group that calls for the complete destruction of Israel, is considered a terrorist organization by the US and EU.

Zulfikar Shiverjo, a member of the PLFP’s central committee, tells the Pan-Arab news site al-Ain that the Palestinian Authority leader did not specify why the funds, which total $70,000 a month, would no longer be transferred.

Shiverjo speculates that the PA president is striking back at the PLFP for its opposition to some of his policies, though he did not specify which ones.

The PLFP has been critical of Abbas for the PA’s ongoing security coordination with Israel.

— Dov Lieber

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