Abbas chairs a meeting of the PLO executive committee in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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Documents leaked online detailing two attempts by Palestinian officials to misuse public funds have triggered outrage, highlighting the corruption and mismanagement critics say remains rampant in the Palestinian government.Muhanna defended his demand, saying it was permitted by the Palestinian government.Observers say corruption has decreased since the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.The Palestinian parliament, which has limited oversight powers, has been defunct since the Islamist militant group Hamas' 2007 ouster of Abbas' government in Gaza.For Palestinians, the leaked documents only reinforced perceptions that their government remains tainted.
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