During the takeover of Gaza, many files were collected indicating elements within Fatah's wide scale corruption. Files showed Fatah officials organizing secret meetings with the CIA and the apartheid state. This collaboration was widely known of, but evidence to solidify this relationship was not made public.
Below is a letter Fatah warlord Mohammad Dahlan wrote to the "Israeli" defense minister back in 2003.
"Be certain that Yasser Arafat's final days are numbered, but allow us to finish him off our way, not yours. And be sure as well that ... the promises I made in front of President Bush, I will give my life to keep.
Dahlan closes his letter to Mofaz saying, "it remains only for me to convey my gratitude to you and the prime minister [Ariel Sharon] for your continued confidence in us, and to you all respect."