Former Arafat advisor: PA funded Arab Israeli parties

May 17, 2012 17:26

Mohammed Rashid, the former economic advisor to Yasser Arafat who is wanted by the Palestinian Authority for embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, revealed Thursday that the PA had provided financial aid to Israeli Arab parties during general elections in Israel.

He also demanded an investigation into the source of PA President Mahmoud Abbas's wealth.

Rashid, who is currently in London, said that Abbas used to "take millions of dollars from the Palestinian Authority and the private sector under the pretext of helping Arab parties in Israeli elections."

Rashid, who is better known as Khaled Islam, did not name the Israeli Arab parties that received financial aid from Abbas.

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