Saeb Erekat, a top Palestinian leader, lashes out on US Ambassador Nikki Haley, telling her to “shut up”.
While this may play well on the “riot-torn” streets of Palestine, degrading a female UN Ambassador like this is pretty much the stupidest thing Erekat could have done in the United States.
Today, in this time and era, no one apologizes for anything, especially not when someone is attacking an Ambassador on the grounds of some nonsense accusations that America is calling for a Palestinian “coup”.
First, Erekat accused Trump and his team for trying to overthrow the Palestinian leadership and then he turned to the US emissary to the United Nations Nikki Haley telling her that she should “shut up” and stop with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
This is not exactly a good negotiation strategy, especially not now since Trump has already threatened to cut the massive foreign aid that the United States gives to the Palestinian leader.
Reportedly, the Palestinian official stated that Haley’s “impudence” is going too far and she is even calling for the removal of Abbas from power.
In an interview with the Palestinian Al-Watan Voice news website, Erekat complained saying: “She called for overthrowing the democratically elected Palestinian president.”
Allegedly, Erekat’s rage was triggered by a remark that Nikki Haley said back on December 18th 2017, on a UN Security Council meeting where she said; “President Abbas declared the landmark Oslo Peace Accords dead. He rejected any American role in peace talks. He insulted the American President. He called for suspending recognition of Israel. He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers.”
She went on to say : “I ask here today, where is the Palestinian King Hussein? Where is the Palestinian Anwar Sadat,” referring to the Jordanian and Egyptian leaders who reconsiled with Israel. “If President Abbas demonstrates he can be that type of leader, we would welcome it. His recent actions demonstrate the total opposite.”
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