PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was a K.G.B. agent, according to an exclusive report from Oren Nahari, Foreign News Editor of Israel's Channel 1.
According to a 1983 document from the famous Mitrokhin Archive which was obtained by Israeli researchers and scholars Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, a note in the Middle East file from 1983 specifies Abbas with the code name "Krotov [Mole]."
The document lists Palestinian operatives who worked for the K.G.B. in Damascus, and explicitly stated that Abbas was a K.G.B. operative in Syria, according to Channel 1.
It is not known if Abbas was an agent before or after the 1983 date indicated.
During that time, Mr. Nikolai Bogdanov, Putin's man in the Middle East, served at the Soviet Embassy in Damascus.