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Op-ed in PA daily: Trump is “racist, the copy of Hitler”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “Trump’s veto is fitting, because the dictator does not defend the victim”
    “[US President Donald] Trump’s representative at the [UN] Security Council [US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley] was completely honest and coordinated with her master and president’s policy when she said: ‘Of course we will vote against a resolution to defend the Palestinians’ (sic., PMW found no record of such a statement in Haley’s condemnation of a Kuwaiti resolution calling for “international protection” for Gaza; see note below –Ed.). This is because this racist [Trump], the copy of Hitler, does not want to see us free but rather dead, uprooted, expelled, and captive. He is happy to see us hungry, chasing the American sack of flour and leaving the principle of freedom thousands of miles behind us.”
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The US vetoed a Kuwaiti resolution at the UN Security Council on June 1, 2018, which called for “international protection” for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip given the Israeli response to the violent March of Return riots and the escalation of rocket and mortar attacks by terrorists in Gaza. The resolution did not mention Hamas’ rule over the Gaza Strip or the escalation of rocket fire from the area into Israel. Explaining the US veto, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said: “When the United Nations sides with terrorists over Israel, as the Kuwait resolution does, it only makes a peaceful resolution to this conflict harder to reach. It is resolutions like this one that undermine the UN's credibility in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." [United States Mission to the United Nations, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, June 1, 2018]

"The March of Return" refers to massive violent riots in Gaza in which thousands of Palestinians are rioting on the border with Israel and attempting to cut through the security fence, attacking with firebombs, flaming kites, and gunfire. The riots began on March 30, 2018, and were scheduled to last for 6 weeks until Palestinian "Nakba" Day on May 15. On the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018, the Palestinian attacks escalated and 62 Palestinians were killed. A senior official of the terror organization Hamas, Salah Bardawil, stated that 50 of the 62 belonged to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad identified 3 others as belonging to it.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an Israeli research institute, published research documenting that from the start of the riots on March 30 until May 15, 93 of the 112 Palestinians killed in the riots (approximately 83%) were members of terrorist organizations.
Petitions against the IDF's use of live fire to combat the rioting submitted by organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights were rejected by Israel's Supreme Court on May 24, 2018. The court accepted the state's argument that the riots were "organized and directed" by Hamas, a terrorist organization, and thereby rejecting the claim that the riots were peaceful and civilian in nature. PMW reports were referred to in the Supreme Court's decision.

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