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Dahlan: I will participate in elections despite 'secret trial'
Published Wednesday 21/05/2014 20:46
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Former Fatah leader Mohammad Dahlan said on Wednesday that he was intent on taking part in upcoming elections despite a criminal conviction by a "secret court" the day before.

Dahlan, a former security chief who has lived outside of Palestine since he was ousted in 2011, was sentenced by a Ramallah court to two years in jail Tuesday for "libel, slander, and defamation."

Dahlan, however, said in a statement that he believes the trial took place in secret, arguing that the case represents a mockery of the law by the president and was politically motivated to exclude him from planned elections.

Dahlan said he was not "surprised" by Abbas's decision to hold a "secret trial" as it "utilizes the respected Palestinian judicial system, and turns it into a tool that serves his needs, concerns, and personal grudges."

Dahlan explained that he learned from "trusted sources" that Abbas "asked his people to arrange a court sentence" for him on April 3rd, and asked them "to leave the timing of the announcement to him personally."

Dahlan said that he took several legal steps to defend himself, pointing out that he has immunity because of his membership in the Palestinian legislative council.

The timing aims to impede his participation in the upcoming Fatah conference and his definite participation in the upcoming legislative and presidential elections, Dahlan argued.

He concluded that any rulings based on the exclusion of himself or any other leader from the Palestinian political scene would lead to a "distrustful dictatorship."

President Abbas dismissed Dahlan from Fatah's central committee in 2011, four years after Hamas accused him of engineering a coup with US support that led to a counter-coup by Hamas in the Gaza Strip in 2007. He had previously been in charge of the security forces in Gaza.
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1 ) Mel / USA
21/05/2014 21:17
Dahlan is about as 'Fatah'(in its true meaning)as Abbas is.Israel used Dahlan to launch the coup attempt on elected Hamas.If Dahlan had succeeded he would've been PROMOTED by Israel's "Good Arab"Abbas,but he failed("Bad Arab")so was "dismissed"on Israel's directions!Dismissed by Abbas,who then went on to DO NOTHING-even after being informed in advance(by E.Barak)of Israel's Operation Cast Lead-to stop Israel's war crimes/attacks on Gaza,killing 400 CHILDREN,AMONG 1,100 more dead,&5,000 injured!

2 ) Colin Wright / USA
22/05/2014 06:39
Fairly funny. Check out the other Dahlan story ('Dahlan sentenced to 2 years in jail for defamation') to see who Dahlan's only apparent supporter is.

3 ) Rami / Palestine
22/05/2014 08:11
Dahlan is an idiot. He's not even in Palestine. Let him come here first, then we'll talk about his participation in elections. He's too scared because the charges against his corruption and the blood on his hands are 15km long. This guy works with Mossad; he facilitated the murders of Palestinians in the Gulf. If he wants to run for elections, let him do so on behalf of the Likud.

4 ) Mel / USA
24/05/2014 19:36
#3:Rami/Palestine,HaHa! He should run for Likud! HaHa! That's a good one,Rami! Very true!
I'd be laughing more,were it not for all the Palestinians he helped Israel murder.No FATAH(reverse acronym)left in that liittle devil for sure! Hey but Zionism likes him! Ha Ha!
Bravo Rami! I love your comments :D
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