Monday, May 29, 2017
5-28-2017: Trump to Palestinian leader Abbas: ‘You lied to me’
In Bethlehem, Trump reportedly yelled at Abbas, accusing him of lying about being committed to peace and covering up his own incitement to terror.
Israel’s Channel 2 TV reported Sunday that US President Donald Trump screamed at Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in Bethlehem last week, accusing him of lying and of incitement to terror.
“You lied to me in Washington when you talked about commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me you were personally responsible for incitement,” Trump reportedly told the PA leader.
When the two leaders met in Washington early May, Abbas claimed that Palestinian youth were raised in a “culture of peace.”
The next day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated: “I heard President Abbas yesterday say that the Palestinians teach their children peace. Unfortunately, that’s not true. They name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis and they pay terrorists.”
Palestinian streets, squares and cultural institutions are frequently named after terrorists with blood on their hands. In a recent example of Palestinian incitement, a youth camp was named in honor of the leader of a mass-casualty terror attack, The PLO’s Supreme Council for Youth and Sports announced the naming a youth camp “Brothers of Dalal” after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
Indeed, Norway is now demanding their money be returned upon learning that a Palestinian women’s center in the Palestinian village of Burqa was also named after Mughrabi. The center was funded in part by Norway.
Palestinian sources told Channel 2 that the meeting was calm.