Thursday, June 1, 2017

Leaky, Leaky

This time, it's coming from Palestine.
According to the London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadid newspaper, which cited officials close to the Palestinian leader, [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas told a recent meeting of PLO officials that the meeting [with Trump last month] was "uncomfortable," and that Trump was "angry," in stark contrast with their previous interaction in Washington, described as having a "comfortable environment" which was "far from stressful."


During the meeting, Trump accused Abbas of inciting against Israel, Al-Araby said. Trump reportedly showed Abbas a number of videos including one of Abbas saying "We [the Palestinians] incite, and the Israelis incite." This issue came up during their Washington meeting as well.

Abbas blamed the tension on Israeli incitement against Palestinians. He allegedly responded to Trump saying, "You have the CIA intelligence service, ask them to investigate the video clips and see how they were cut and fabricated in order to provoke the Palestinians."


Palestinian officials this week dismissed the reports of tension between Trump and Abbas, which according to Israeli media reports even came to the U.S. president yelling at his Palestinian counterpart.

I wouldn't put it past him.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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