President Trump’s threat to cut financial aid to the ungrateful Palestinian Authority has predictably met with ludicrous responses.
But few could top the reaction of chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, who effectively stated that it was the “right” of the Palestinians to receive hundreds of millions of American dollars every year.
Via Times of Israel:
A senior Palestinian official on Wednesday said that US President Donald Trump’s threat to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in annual aid would lead to children starving in refugee camps and that the America leader was emboldening Israel to commit crimes against international law.
For years the “Palestinian leadership has engaged in good faith in numerous meetings and encounters with the US administration,” said Saeb Erekat, the longtime senior Palestinian negotiator, after a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political committee in Ramallah.
Erekat slammed the American president for being unreasonable with the Palestinians and accused Trump, by his actions, of encouraging “the Israeli occupation to consolidate its occupation and apartheid regime.”
“Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations,” Erekat said, referring to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
So, because they failed to build a functioning society and pay for it themselves, they now have the “right” to get it all for free from American?!