Abbas orders review of Hamas-allied groups, NGOs

June 22, 2007 18:59

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday authorized the government to review all private organizations, a step that might enable him to shut down dozens of Hamas-allied groups in the West Bank. Abbas' decree asked the interior minister to review the legal status of all non-governmental organizations, or NGOs. It also gave these groups a week to re-register.

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