Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday called Khaled Mashaal's remarks that a "fifth column" in the region was working against the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority "harmful and irresponsible."
"What is going on now in the Palestinian Authority is not opposition, rather a plot to undermine the new government," Mashaal had added.
In response to Mashaal's speech on Friday, the Fatah revolutionary council published a statement that accused Mashaal of "trying to incite a civil war."
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