Thursday, March 26, 2009


"Retaliating against what he deemed a gesture of public support for his political rivals, former Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sacked the PA's ambassador to Russia Afif Safia. Abbas was enraged over reports from Moscow that Safia had attended a rally in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip organized by Hamas." I could not find confirmation of this from other sources although I have known of the conflict between Safia and Dahlan gang in Washington, DC and in Ramallah since his days in Washington, DC. (thanks Aroub)