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PA Anti-Corruption Authority claims document accusing PA of corruption is fake

Headline: “The Anti-Corruption Authority reveals the truth about a document accusing Minister Hussein Al-Sheikh of corruption”

“The [Anti-Corruption] Authority said in a statement, a copy of which reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan: ‘A fake correspondence, both in terms of the form and the content, was published on social media accusing [Fatah Central Committee member and] Head of the Civil Affairs Authority [in the PA] Hussein Al-Sheikh of deviations related to suspicions of corruption.’

It added: ‘After checking this correspondence, it became clear to the Anti-Corruption Authority that it is forged and baseless. Therefore, the Anti-Corruption Committee and the relevant bodies will take legal steps against the one who published the forged correspondence on charges of forging an official document, inciting strife, and spreading rumors. The injured party can turn to the court in order to put the forger on trial for slander and libel.’”

The document mentioned in the article is an allegedly fake report purportedly sent by the Anti-Corruption Authority to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas detailing the findings of an investigation into corruption by Head of Civil Affairs in the PA Hussein Al-Sheikh.