NPR logo

President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14586528/14586352" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

Middle East

President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14586528/14586352" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is making moves for his political security. He is in a power struggle with the Islamist group Hamas. And in the West Bank, the land that Abbas still controls, he's firing preachers affiliated with Hamas. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he's striking at another source of Hamas' power: closing many Islamist charities.