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The storm of recordings in Ramallah: Hussein al-Sheikh curses Abu Mazen Israel today


The succession struggles in the Palestinian Authority are heating up • Media close to Hamas published a recording, in which a senior official of the Palestinian Authority can be heard allegedly attacking the chairman of the Authority • "If the recording reaches Abu Mazen's ears, he will be angry and it is not impossible that he will call him to order," sources in Ramallah stated

The succession struggles in the Palestinian Authority are heating up:

media outlets close to Hamas published today (Tuesday) a recording, in which the senior Palestinian Authority official, Hussein al-Sheikh, can be heard attacking the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen, and speaking against him in an offensive manner.

For example, in one of the statements, Sheikh claimed that Abu Mazen had a part in escalating the succession battles in the Palestinian political system.

"He is a partner in the current Fawad (in Balgan) and has an interest in it continuing, it saddens me to say so," said A-Sheikh about Abu Mazen.

He described Abu Mazen in shameful terms such as "bang in the head", and cursed him.

"He is 66 years old," he said.

In addition to this, Eshaikh accused that the chairman of the Palestinian Authority opened fronts with many figures in the Fatah movement. "He started 100 battles.

With Jabril Rajoub, and Azzam Al-Ahmed, and Tawfik Tirawi, and Mahmoud Al-Alul, and that means the end of the game."

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A-Sheikh next to Abu Mazen (archive), photo: Reuters

From the recordings it appears that Sheikh admits that there is a succession struggle for the position of chairman of the Palestinian Authority and that various parties are involved in it, including the Palestinian security mechanisms. He also said that Abu Mazen is inclined to appoint Mahmoud al-Alul as his successor in the Fatah movement. It should be noted that al-Alul currently serves as deputy The chairman of the Fatah movement headed by Abu Mazen.

"Abu Mazen may take steps"

In a different statement, A-Sheikh attacked Majed Faraj, the head of general intelligence, in the context of the attempted assassination of the former Palestinian PM, Rami Hamdallah, in 2018 following an explosion that occurred when a convoy of Fatah officials, including Faraj, arrived in the Gaza Strip to promote the reconciliation efforts. "What does Majed Faraj have to do with Fatah's talks with the Egyptians?" said A-Sheikh, raising questions about the reason for Faraj's presence in Gaza. It should be noted that following the incident, accusations were made that linked the Palestinian General Intelligence , led by Faraj, for involvement in the explosion.

On another occasion, A-Sheikh said in the recording that he was furious when Faraj accompanied Abu Mazen on one of the PA chairman's trips abroad.

Will he respond to A-Sheikh's words?

Abu Mazen // Photo: Reuters

Following the publication of the recordings, claims were made that they were edited.

Another possibility that has been suggested is that some of the content of the recordings is old or has been taken out of context.

However, sources in Ramallah estimated that Hussein al-Sheikh would have difficulty proving that the recordings were fabricated.

"A-Sheikh's competitors feel that they have been pushed into a corner, and that he is receiving too much preferential treatment from Abu Mazen," sources in Ramallah said.

According to them, "Even if the recording is edited, regardless of the time and place where the words were said, the words speak for themselves. If the recording reaches Abu Mazen's ears, he will be angry and it is not impossible that he will call him to order and even take measures. Senior officials such as Jabril Rajov, Tirawi And others from the camp of the rival La-Sheikh would be happy to see him humiliated. This might also annoy Majed Faraj."

These recordings were preceded a few months ago by an embarrassing leak, in which a senior Fatah official, Tawfik Tirawi, who sees himself as a candidate for leadership, harshly attacks Al-Sheikh.

Now there are those who claim that the last recordings were leaked by the opponents of al-Sheikh in Fatah to take revenge on him and to conflict between him and Abu Mazen.

It should be noted that A-Sheikh is considered one of the personalities closest to the chairman of the PA and serves as his right-hand man. About six months ago he was appointed secretary general of the PLO's executive committee, a move that made him one of the prominent candidates to succeed Abu Mazen on the day he enters Nazareth. However, commentators and opinion leaders in the Palestinian public say that Sheikh does not enjoy popularity on the Palestinian street and is not seen as the desired candidate to occupy the throne of the President.

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Source: israelhayom

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