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PA hate: Amb. Friedman is “the devil who chose sin”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily 

Headline: “Friedman – an ambassador on the side of the historical crime” 

 

 

“[US President Donald] Trump’s Ambassador [to Israel] with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,  David Friedman, thinks that we are on the other side of history, because the historical root of the three of these people does not equal one moment compared to the history of the Palestinian people and the history of Palestine according to the true cultural criteria of history; it is impossible as far as we are concerned to be on the side of one [Israel] who stole the lands of peaceful peoples [Palestinians], populated them, and settled in them… 

How could we be on the side of history of Trump and Netanyahu, when we believe that the Palestinian man was created from the dust of Palestine at the beginning of creation? How could we be with them on their side of history, when they know – or should know – that beauty and ugliness do not go together, that good and evil do not meet, and that truth and lies are in eternal conflict… 

Friedman thinks that we are on the wrong side of history, because he and his president belong to the side of crimes against humanity, violations of international law, aggression against the peoples and their political, sovereign, and fundamental rights, and because he sends open and explicit (uncoded) [parentheses in source] messages to his agents in the region to execute the plan to assassinate the elected president of the Palestinian people… 

 

 

We think that Friedman and the mafia he belongs to are on the side that must be outside the  framework and path of history, because as he told [the Israeli] paper Israel Hayom [on Sept. 17, 2020], he is working together with his administration to bring a convicted criminal who is wanted by Interpol, who was expelled and dismissed from  the greatest Palestinian national struggle (i.e., Fatah) due to his treason and crimes, and to appoint him – this is what he said – instead of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas (sic., Friedman made no such statement about replacing Abbas with former Fatah leader Muhammad Dahlan, but rather the paper ran a typo it later corrected; see note below). … 

Friedman’s words were not a slip of the tongue, and were not missing or mistaken such that they require correction, as the paper did, for the sign to assassinate President Mahmoud Abbas has already been given… 

 

We will remain on the right side of history, the side chosen by the free peoples and their national leaderships. We will prove to those who think that we are on the wrong side of history that they are the embodiment of human sin. They are like the devil who chose sin as a path, viewed every person who disagrees with him as an enemy, and swore… to tempt them until he causes them to enter the path that will necessarily lead them to hell.” 

The Israel Hayom interview with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman mentioned in this article initially ran a typo in Friedman’s response to a question about whether the US is considering the possibility of appointing former Fatah leader Muhammad Dahlan, who lives in the UAE, as the next Palestinian leader. The corrected article reads: “Friedman replied: ‘We're not thinking about it,’ we have no desire to engineer the Palestinian leadership.” However, initially the “not” in Friedman’s answer “We’re not thinking about it” was left out. The author of the article, journalist Ariel Kahana, noted the typo and its correction on his Twitter account the same day the article was published.