Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas launched an unprecedentedly scathing attack Monday on US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, calling him a “son of a dog” and a “settler.”
Abbas, addressing the opening of a Palestinian leadership meeting, made the comments hours after Friedman criticized the PA on Twitter for failing to condemn a pair of terror attacks over the weekend.
This was not a slip of the tongue. Abbas was counting on the controversy and it using it to shore up his popularity among Palestinians.
The Fatah Facebook page shows a poster of Friedman with the Arabic “son of a dog” and “settler” written on it – as a hashtag.
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