Chief palestinian propagandist Saeb Erekat continues to take advantage of the fact that he already benefited from US benevolence regarding his lung transplant. Now that he got what he wanted, he is using his new lung to blow a bunch of hot air.
And this includes going after future US president Nikki Haley (yes, I said it)
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a “coup” and told the “impudent” US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley she should “shut up” with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Erekat insisted that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, together with Haley’s remarks, amounted to an attempt to stage a “coup” against the “Palestinian political system.”
“Nikki Haley needs to shut up and realize that the Palestinian leadership is not the problem,” the top PLO official added. “Instead, the problem is the Israeli occupation and the policies it continues to pursue. I’m not saying that we don’t make mistakes; every society and every government makes mistakes.”
Erekat said the goal of Israel and the US was to “undermine the Palestinian national project.”
“US and Israeli officials are saying that any Palestinian leader who insists on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of Palestine and is committed to the right of return, in accordance with United Nations resolution 194, should be removed from power and replaced,” he said.
The US and Israel are searching for Palestinian leaders who will accept the “liquidation of the Palestinian national project,” Erekat said.
“The Palestinian leadership has told the Americans and Israelis that, even after 1,000 years, they will not find any Palestinian who will collaborate with their scheme,” Erekat said.
The Palestinians, Erekat stressed, are determined to pursue diplomatic efforts at the UN Security Council and other international forums in response to the policies of the Trump administration.
“We will take Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel] to the International Court of Justice and we will seek membership in more international agencies,” he said.
In the wake of the recognition, formally declared by President Donald Trump on December 6, the Palestinians have said the US cannot be an honest broker in the peace talks and have refused to meet with US officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, who visited the region last month.
Nevertheless, Erekat insisted that the Palestinians were not looking for a fight with the US.
“We don’t seek a confrontation or a fight with the US administration,” Erekat said. “On the contrary — they are the ones taking several steps. The US administration is itself saying that it’s not an honest broker in the peace process. Therefore, we are seeking, together with international parties, to convene an international conference for peace.”
No Saeb, YOU need to shut up. On one hand, you go after the US administration; on the other, you claim you are not looking for a fight. Although thanks for admitting you make mistakes and that you seek the right of return – the destruction of the Jewish state of Israel.
I sincerely hope Nikki Haley responds to Erekat’s latest whining. Although let’s face it – it is not a fair fight.