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PA Finance Ministry denies Abbas’ office asked to fund hair transplant for head of PA media

Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Finance: The document that is circulating regarding Ahmad Assaf is baseless"

"The [PA] Ministry of Finance emphasized that the document that is circulating on social media regarding General Supervisor of the [PA] Official Media Ahmad Assaf is a forged document and there is no basis of truth to it. The ministry said in a statement yesterday [June 13, 2019]: 'The ministry emphasizes that [PA] Minister of Finance Shukri Bishara did not receive such a letter, and thinks that this is part of the deliberate attack against the Palestinian leadership in order to harm it, cast doubt on it, and shake the citizens’ faith in it, particularly at this time.'”

Ahmad Assaf also holds the position of General Supervisor of Fatah-run Awdah TV.

An article published in the independent Palestinian news agency Donia Al-Watan on June 13, 2019, specified that the circulated PA Presidential Office document asked to cover the cost of a hair transplant for Ahmad Assaf, and the cost of a plane ticket to Turkey where it would be carried out. The article also included a picture of the letter and Ahmad Assaf: