On Friday, February 9, the head of the PNA Mahmoud Abbas said through his press Secretary, Nabil Abu Rudeina that the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman personally responsible for the crisis in Israeli-American relations. It is reported by the JPost.
In particular, we are talking about the condolences expressed by the Friedman family Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, who was killed in the early weeks of the attack in Jaffa. Expressing condolences, the US Ambassador mentioned that twenty years ago he gave the Bracha settlement Ar the car of «ambulance» in the hope that it will be used for happy occasions.
«A resident of Ar Bracha killed by a terrorist, he left behind a wife and four children. Palestinian leaders welcomed the killing. Pray for the family of Ben Gal,» wrote Friedman.
«Statements of the American Ambassador makes us think about its connections with the occupiers, said Abu rudeina. – Who he actually is: US or Israel?»
20 years ago I gave an ambulance to Har Bracha hoping it would be used to deliver healthy babies. Instead, a man from Har Bracha was just murdered by a terrorist, leaving behind a wife and four children. Palestinian “leaders” have praised the killer. Praying for the BenGal family
— David M. Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) 6 Feb 2018
«Friedman’s recommendations are aimed not at achieving a just peace based on international law. They caused the crisis in Palestinian-American relations», — said the press Secretary Abbas.
Note that on Friday, February 9, the special envoy of the President of the United States in the middle East Jason Greenblatt publicly condemned the PNA head Mahmoud Abbas for trying to deny the relationship between Jerusalem and Judaism. As noted by CBN news, the Greenblatt refrain from public criticism of Abbas.
Recall that in late January, the U.S. government froze $ 70 million of aid destined for UNRWA in response to the behavior of the Palestinian authority. On Wednesday, February 7, the President of the United States Donald trump rejected the request of the Israeli authorities to release the funds destined for the relief Agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, and direct them to the reconstruction of the Gaza strip.
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