Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority President, has stripped five Fatah MPs off their diplomatic impunity, according to Palestinian sources in the Palestinian Parliament and Presidency, which asked for their identity to be kept secret.
According to the same sources, Abbas’s decision paves the road to launching investigations against them for “trading weapons and acquiring large amounts of money” in suspicious means.
The five MPs, all of them are Fatah, will be subjected to investigation over charges of “trading weapons, holding large amounts of money and defamation.” The five MPs are: “Mohammed Dahlan, who was sacked by Abbas, in addition to Shami Alshami, Najat Abubaker, Nasser Jumaa and Jamal Altirawi.”
Abbas lifted the immunity of five MPs, most notably Dahlan https://t.co/G9FbFsMAwJ
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A high-ranking source in the Palestinian Legislative Council, told France Press, “The information in this regard is true and I believe it will cause a problem,” adding, “The whole issue is related to the ongoing dispute between Mohammed Dahlan and Mahmoud Abbas.”
The Palestinian Constitutional Court has issued a decision last November, which affirmed Abbas’s right to strip Palestinian MPs of their diplomatic impunity, a decision that was criticized by Palestinian human rights organizations.
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