Abbas handed report on financial disclosures

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Rafiq Natsheh, head of the Anti-Corruption Commission, on Tuesday handed President Mahmoud Abbas a financial disclosure report as part of his regular updates, officials said.

During a meeting at the presidential headquarters, Abbas stated that “we are committed to establishing a Palestinian state that is on the path of transparency, accountability, and the rule of law.”

The disclosures, to be released on Dec. 9, coincide with Global Anti-Corruption Day and will detail the finances of those working in high-ranking positions in the Palestinian Authority, as per the law.

The release of the forms comes after the PA has taken action against two cabinet ministers suspected of corruption, Minister of Economy Hassan Abu Libdeh and Minister of Agriculture Ismail Daiq.

Both stepped down over the past year following investigations by the PA.

( / 06.12.2011)

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