Mohammed Dahlan is a monster and was considered the “moderate” choice of the State Department to eventually take over the Palestinian Authority. The two may or may not be related.
Dahlan was a thoroughly corrupt figure, who campaigned against corruption after Arafat’s death. He was a murderous terrorist who was passed off as a moderate. And he was an opponent of Hamas who blew his chance to show Condoleezza Rice that he could deliver when Hamas beat him on his own Gaza turf.
A member of the Fatah Central Committee has filed an international lawsuit against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claiming Abbas was the author of a campaign of intimidation against him, and saying corruption in the PA is harming the Palestinian people.
While Abbas is indeed corrupt, so is Dahlan. And Abbas and Dahlan at one point used to be in it together.
In his suit, Mohammed Dahlan seeks the restoration of his former position in the PA administration and of property confiscated from him, as well as an assurance that he would not be harmed if he returned to Palestinian Authority territory.
No human court on the planet can offer such an assurance.
Dahlan, who currently resides in Dubai and Europe, hired an Israeli law firm to file the complaint with the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported on Wednesday. The firm is run by Zaki Kamal, the deputy president of the Israel Bar Association, and his son, Kamal Kamal.
While the firm is in Israel, the Kamals are Druze Muslims.
A former head of the Palestinian internal security services in Gaza, Dahlan accused the PA of being a corrupt institution under Abbas’s thumb.
Well obviously. That’s why it exists.