Abbas curses Trump: “May your house be destroyed”
Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah
PA Chairman Abbas: "Let them [the US] not do us a favor by paying us money... We do not want anyone to pay us. And may [Trump] not tweet at me on Twitter, saying: 'We will not pay money to the Palestinians because they are refusing negotiations.' May your house be destroyed! When did we refuse?"
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Abbas made this statement in response to US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017 and his following threat to cancel aid to UNRWA and the PA unless the PA returned to the negotiations with Israel.
"May your house be destroyed" is an insult, meaning anything from “Damn you” to “Come on now!”
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