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  4/20/2014, Nissan 20, 5774

Fatah Official Accuses Al Qaeda of 'Helping Zionists'

PA, Al Qaeda trade barbs, after global jihad terror organization calls Abbas a 'sell-out.' Palestinian Authority (PA) officials and Al Qaeda are at odds Sunday, according to Ma'ariv, after Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawhiri accused [PA ruling party] Fatah of being a "traitor" to Palestinian Arabs.

Unnamed Fatah officials responded by claiming that Al Qaeda is "helping the Zionist agenda" and blasted Al-Zawhiri for "ripping into the Palestinian people while Abbas faces threats and pressure from the US and Israel."