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  Tevet 3, 5770 , 20/12/09

'Iran Gave Hamas $250M to Derail PA Talks'

Iran “wants to hold all the cards in its hands” in any future dialogue with the United States and for that reason it gave Hamas 250 million dollars to derail the internal Palestinian Authority talks over unity, PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas said.

In an interview to Egyptian paper Al-Ahram, he said: “Every six months Iran transfers this sum to Hamas. The organization lives off of the Iranian money.” 

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