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Abbas' rival Dahlan coordinates UAE aid to Gaza as Palestinian elections near

The United Arab Emirates has sent a new medical aid shipment to the Gaza Strip, the second in a month, to help cope with the coronavirus crisis, raising questions about the role of Fatah’s dismissed leader and President Mahmoud Abbas’ archrival Mohammed Dahlan.
Exiled former senior Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan attends a Palestinian legislative Council meeting in Gaza City through video conference from the United Arab Emirates on July 27, 2017 following developments at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Palestinians were set to return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest. Dahlan, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's exiled r

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A plant for producing liquid oxygen to help the serious cases suffering from breathing problems due to the coronavirus reached the Gaza Strip Jan. 10, through the Rafah land crossing. The oxygen production plant, the largest in Gaza, comes as part of an Emirati medical convoy offered to the Ministry of Health in the besieged enclave.

The convoy reached Gaza thanks to the efforts of the Democratic Reformist Current headed by dismissed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan who is based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dahlan is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ main political rival.

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