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The senior official of the Palestinian Authority, Hossein al-Sheikh: "They will not be able to damage the relationship between me and Abu Mazen"/ However, Palestinian sources claim: "It is hard to believe that Abu Mazen will forgive easily"/ In an interview with Palestinian radio, al-Sheikh addressed the issue of succession: "No A leader will come to the Palestinian people on top of an Israeli tank"/ On the situation on the ground: "We still support popular resistance, the question is until when"

The storm of leaks in Ramallah: The Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee, Hussein al-Sheikh, claims that the recordings that were leaked to social networks, in which he is allegedly heard attacking the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Abu Mazen, and cursing him with juicy curses - are fabricated.

In a filmed interview with the Palestinian radio station "Elam", Sheikh said that he did not know who distributed the recordings, and ruled out the possibility that the leak would damage his relationship with Abu Mazen.

"It is impossible for us to be a victim of fabrications and recordings of this kind, those who are behind them are irresponsible parties, when the goal is to harm the internal situation and our relations. This will not work. This is a storm in a glass of water. The relationship between me and Abu Mazen is not a matter of doubt. I am proud to work with him , he is a leader and a source of inspiration for me," added Al-Sheikh.

Will Abu Mazen forgive him?

A-Sheikh at Abu Mazen's meeting with the President of Egypt.

Archive, photo: A-Sheikh's Facebook page

In a tape that was leaked to Hamas media last week, al-Sheikh is heard speaking out against Abu Mazen in harsh words and accusing that "he (Abu Mazen) is complicit in the current Fawad (mess) and has an interest in it continuing."

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According to Palestinian sources, "Regardless of the question of the reliability of the recording, Abu Mazen will find it difficult to easily forgive the Sheikh, and relations will no longer be 100 percent the same. Even if they outwardly broadcast business as usual, the shadow of the recording will hover over them."

The recording revealed the tensions at the top of Fatah and the succession struggles between senior members of the movement ahead of the day when Abu Mazen will no longer be able to fulfill his role.

"The new government: dangerous for al-Aqsa"

During the interview last night (Monday) with "Elam" radio, A-Sheikh did not deny that there are differences of opinion within the Fatah leadership and said that "the door of the Fatah movement is open to anyone who wants to return to its ranks, on the condition that regional elements did not try to conspire against it and international," he said in a thick allusion to the ousted Fatah official, Mohammad Dahlan.   

"There will be no president for the Palestinian people except through elections. No one will accept the leadership of the Palestinian people by force of arms, money, or any other means of influence. No leader will come to the Palestinian people on top of an Israeli tank, or through a regional and international decision, but only through the ballot boxes. No We will hold elections without Jerusalem," said A-Sheikh, who is confident of the relationship with Israel by virtue of his position as Minister of Civil Affairs in the Palestinian Authority, referring to the ongoing discourse on the issue of inheritance.

The leadership of the Palestinian Authority.

From left to right: Mahmoud al-Alul, Abu Mazen, Rami Hamdallah, Hussein al-Sheikh and below him Majed Faraj and Azzam al-Ahmed, photo: Reuters

Regarding the political developments, he noted that the Palestinian leadership is preparing to formulate measures to deal with the new government in Israel.

"The most dangerous thing in this government is the issue of annexation, Judaization and changing the status quo in Al-Aqsa. The leadership started calling for broad and limited meetings to determine a road map regarding this government.

"The daily crime, the entry into the cities, the martyrs, the invasions of al-Aqsa, the settlements - Israel will bear the consequences for all of these. We still believe in popular resistance against Israel, but the big question is how long, will this policy and violence continue. The Palestinian people are exposed to daily killing. Opening Instructions Israel's fire is the biggest sign of crimes and terrorism against our people. What do they expect - to raise a white flag? No!".

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Source: israelhayom

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