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Palestinian chief quietly in Qatar for World Cup opening

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Doha on Saturday to attend the World Cup opening ceremony, Qatar’s information company reported, in a go to unannounced by the Palestinians.

Wafa, the official Palestinian information company, with a highlighted part devoted to overlaying the each day actions of Abbas, didn’t report his journey to Qatar.

This apparently adopted an outcry at residence over leaked paperwork purportedly exhibiting the embattled chief touring to Qatar with a big entourage of shut members of the family and aids.

The paperwork, which appeared earlier this month however weren’t independently authenticated, additionally confirmed lodge payments of lots of of hundreds of {dollars}, elevating anger on-line because the Palestinian economic system stagnates. Abbas’ workplace declined touch upon the paperwork and didn’t reply when requested about his journey plans.

The papers first appeared on social media pages related to Hamas, the militant group that guidelines the Gaza Strip since ousting pro-Abbas forces in 2007.

Based within the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Authority has more and more change into unpopular over accusations of corruption, silencing of critics, and mismanagement that exasperated its monetary disaster. Hamas, which runs Gaza underneath an Israeli-Egyptian blockade and repeated conflicts with Israel, shouldn’t be faring any higher.

The 2022 World cup in Qatar kicks off Sunday.

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