Date: 30 / 06 / 2007 Time: 17:15
Ramallah Ma'an The Palestinian minister of sports and youth in the new emergency government, Ashraf Al-Ajrami, who also holds the portfolio of prisoners affairs revealed on Saturday that "Hamas militias" are still committing atrocities and embezzlement within both these ministries.
Al-Ajrami was speaking in a press conference in the Ramatan news agency in central West Bank city of Ramallah, where he stated that "there is proof that the former Hamas-affiliated minister Wasfi Qabaha had embezzled hundreds of thousands of Israeli shekels". He declared that the documents will be submitted to the Attorney General.
Al-Ajrami also claimed that the current emergency government has "reliable information" that the tenth Palestinian government, which was led by Hamas, had received greater monies than Ahmad Qurei's Fatah government. "Despite that, they did not stick to their commitments towards the public sector employees." He said that some $700 million of potential fraud is being investigated.
Al-Ajrami added, "The Hamas militias are still committing atrocities against Palestinian citizens and institutions, even after the military coup in the Gaza Strip."
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