Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas cursed US ambassador David Friedman as “son of a dog” and “settler” Monday, after the ambassador criticized the Palestinian Authority for its failure to condemn three Israel deaths at the hands of Palestinian terrorists. “The US is lending legitimacy to settlements. They are building on our land,” Abbas cried as he continued his tirade. Ambassador Friedman replied: “Three Jews were murdered in cold blood and the response of the Palestinian Authority was silence. Abbas chose to respond, I saw his response on my iPhone a few minutes ago, by calling me a son of a dog. Anti-Semitism or political discourse? It’s not for me to judge. I’ll leave that to you,” Friedman said at the 6th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had this to say: “Abbas lashing out at US Ambassador Friedman says it all. For the first time in decades, the American administration is not indulging the Palestinians and has told them, ‘Enough is enough.’ This must have shocked them witless.”