Although the US is its primary benefactor, the PA slammed Washington’s policies, mocked the presidential race and challenged America’s very legitimacy, accusing it of being a “settlement country on the ruins of the original inhabitants.”
The Palestinian Authority (PA) published a scathing op-ed against the US in its official daily newspaper, accusing it of enslaving the indigenous population and of usurping their lands. It also ridiculed the presidential race and assailed the candidates.
The PA has a habit of demonizing anyone who has an opinion differing from its own policies, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) wrote in a recent report. “Even the United States, the largest donor to the PA, is subject to verbal attacks by PA leaders and its official media. Any statement or activity that the PA disagrees with can be used as the hook to insult even its biggest financial supporter.”
US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee visited the Jewish state recently and expressed support for its right to the Land of Israel, specifically referring to Judea and Samaria. He spoke about Jewish history in the land going back thousands of years, and by doing so he angered the PA.
Hafez Al-Barghouti, former editor-in-chief of the PA official daily and now a regular columnist, referred to Huckabee’s statements to demonize the US and its policies since America’s founding.
“It is possible that the US is the biggest settlement country since it was established on the ruins of the original inhabitants, wiped out millions of them, enslaved millions of Blacks, and today enslaves millions of Hispanics in the same manner,” he stated in the the PA’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida earlier this month.
In the same article, Huckabee is likewise demonized as an “inane creature…jellylike man [who] ignores the burning of children…wicked, despicable man… carry[ing] the genes of settlement and racism.”
The writer also demeans presidential candidate Donald trump as an “aged teenager, the swindler and realtor, the billionaire, rabid.”
On the presidential race, he wrote that the candidates “seem as though they are in a bull run, and they are trampling values and principles, ramming rights and trying to tear the Palestinian people to shreds in order to win the votes of the supporters of wars and bloodshed and the settlers.”
Historically, the PA has promoted hatred of the US regardless of the which political party was in power, ignoring the hundreds of millions of dollars that the US gives yearly to the PA, PMW pointed out.
PMW has also documented repeatedly that the PA rejects Jewish history in the Land of Israel and Jerusalem in order to deny Israel’s right to exist.
By: United with Israel Staff
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