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Abbas calls Freidman ‘Son of a Dog’

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Mahmood Abbas calls Freidman ‘Son of a Dog’

Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas has called U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman “a son of a dog” on Monday

The U.S. administration “has said that settlement building is legitimate,” Abbas said. “That’s what several American officials have said including, first and foremost, their ambassador in Tel Aviv, David Friedman. He said [settlers] are building on their land. Son of a dog, they are building in their land? He is a settler and his family members are settlers.”

This has come after continuing tensions between the PA and Israel since December, when the US declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel and Mahmmod Abbas said ‘Palestinians will not accept any US role in the Peace Process from now on’

Later, 128 UN members voted in favor of the international consensus that the status of Jerusalem can only be settled as an agreed final issue in a peace deal – US/Israel face international embarrassment

Abbas has also slammed the US/Israel duo on planning the ‘Deal of the Century’ in May last year, which he has called the ‘slap of the century’

In recent months, increasing attacks from frustrated Palestinians on heavily armed Israelis have brought the possibility of a Third Intifada closer

In such graveness of matters, Trump has appointed is David Freidman as Ambassador to Israel, who is known for his support for the most extreme elements in Israel's settler movement. At his appointment, tens of thousands of liberal American Jews signed a petition opposing his nomination, and major Jewish organisations and hundreds of rabbis also objected

At that time, Nur Arafeh, an analyst with Al-Shabaka, a Palestinian think-tank said, "this appointment should explode any remaining doubts among Palestinians and the international community that the US can be any kind of honest broker"

pic shows Abbas and Friedman