Thursday, 16 July 2009

Guardian Middle East today

Palestinian Authority suspends al-Jazeera in West Bank

A Palestinian official says the decision was taken by President Mahmoud Abbas who was outraged by an al-Jazeera talkshow, broadcast yesterday, that dealt with harsh accusations against PA leader by a long-time rival in his Fatah movement. The rival, Farouk Kaddoumi, claimed – without presenting evidence – that Abbas had a role in the 2004 death of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat.

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