Abbas calls U.S. ambassador a 'son of a dog'

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Abbas calls U.S. ambassador a 'son of a dog'

"If everything is not in our hands, they will have to take full responsibility for everything [in Gaza]", Abbas said in a 20-minute speech at the PA presidential headquarters in Ramallah.

Abbas' "response was to refer to me as a son of a dog".

In January, Abbas railed against the White House, cursing Trump, saying, "May God demolish your house".

He said Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cut aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNRWA, aim at destroying Palestinian aspirations for independence and statehood. He added: "Anti-Semitism or political discourse?"

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Hours early, Friedman had taken to Twitter to criticize the Palestinian Authority for neglecting to condemn the recent attack by a terrorist who killed 2 Israeli soldiers with his auto, and the fatal stabbing by a PA resident of a Jewish father of four in Jerusalem's Old City.

Speaking at a special government meeting in the southern Israeli town of Dimona, Prime Minister Netanyahu attributed the Palestinian Authority's leader outburst to the increasing unwillingness of the United States to accept PA intransigence and tacit support for terrorism.

Friedman responded while at an anti-Semitism conference in Jerusalem using the term "son of a bitch", The Jerusalem Post reported. "I leave that up to you", he said, according to a U.S. embassy spokeswoman.

Last Tuesday, the prime minister and Faraj's convoy came under attack after entering Gaza when Hamdallah was on his way to attend the inauguration of a wastewater treatment plant in the Gaza Strip.

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"The Palestinians are in shock; like a spoiled child that's just been told "that's enough" - they've lost their marbles".

Six of his guards were lightly hurt.

Despite that, Greenblatt said that Washington would still press ahead with a peace plan. Abbas reportedly said, "either Hamas gives up all of Gaza or nothing". Hamdallah escaped unscathed. After initially refraining from blaming Hamas for the explosion, Abbas directly accused the Islamist group of being behind the incident and vowed to impose fresh sanctions on the already impoverished Gaza Strip.

Nearly all of the Palestinian factions, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), have criticised a speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in which he pledged more punitive measures against Gaza and its Palestinian residents.

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"These remarks and decisions", said Hamas, "are seen as a coup against all the reconciliation deals and a demolition of the Egyptian role [as mediator]".

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