President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is making moves for his political security. He is in a power struggle with the Islamist group Hamas. In the West Bank, Abbas is firing preachers affiliated with Hamas, and during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan he's closing many Islamist charities.
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President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

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President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank

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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.